Tag: environmental justice

Not Buying Ozone Compliance

The announcement by our valley air board of compliance with the one-hour ozone standard is bogus. Their claim is based on three dubious and unprovable assumptions: One, that a couple violations in Fresno last year were caused by pollution from a fire at a refinery in the Bay Area. Two, that the Arvin Bear Mountain […]

Top Climate Scientists Call on California Governor to Halt Fracking

Top Climate Scientists Call on California Governor to Halt Fracking Our colleagues at the Center for Biological Diversity and Californians Against Fracking organized top scientists to call on Governor Brown to place a moratorium on fracking.

Global Frackdown Event in Fresno

Central California Environmental Justice Network joined Fresnans Against Fracking on Saturday, October 19th for a demonstration in River Park.  The event was a part of a global event aptly titled “Global Frackdown.”  Over 250 events in over 25 countries were hosted on Saturday, all recognizing the collective state that there is no safe way to frack, […]

Assemblymember Alejo Opposes Kettleman Hills Expansion

  For Immediate ReleaseOctober 10, 2013  Contact: Marva DiazMarva.Diaz@asm.ca.gov(916) 319-2030  Assemblyman Alejo Opposes Expanding Toxic Waste Disposal in Kettleman Hills (SACRAMENTO) —Today Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D, Salinas) called on the California Department of Toxics Control to reject the plan to expand the toxic waste disposal site near the San Joaquin Valley Community of Kettleman City.  In a letter […]

On The Toxic Trail Demonstration at Cal/EPA

100 community members and environmental justice activists from across the state united and protested in front of the Department of Toxic Substances Control/Cal EPA yesterday to demand DTSC protect people and not polluters. Chanting “We are all Kettleman City/Todos Somos Kettleman City” and “Justicia Ahora/Justice Now,” community members spoke out in front of a bed […]

Kettleman Hills Proposed Expansion Public Hearing!

–September 19, 2013 Emotions were high yesterday as the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) held a public hearing in the Kettleman City Elementary School in regards to the proposed expansion of the Kettleman Hills Facility. This hearing is in the midst of the public comment period that ends on October 11th of this year.  […]

HECA Hearing Update!!

–September 18, 2013 On Tuesday, September 17, 2013 the California Energy Commission (CEC) hosted the first out of three days of workshops and public hearings in regards to the Hydrogen Energy California (HECA) plant proposed for an area outside of Tupman and Buttonwillow.  The HECA project is a test project pushed by the CEC and the […]