Tag: environmental justice

Action in San Francisco

TODAY in SF Tell Gov. Brown: Veto SB4, Ban Fracking   We just learned that Gov. Brown will be in SF today to sign a climate agreement with Chinese officials.  This is a perfect opportunity to tell Gov. Brown that fracking is a climate issue – Veto SB4 – Ban Fracking in California. Can you join us? RSVP […]

A Fierce Green Fire–Film Screening

—September 9, 2013 CineCulture at California State University, Fresno received dozens of organizers, community leaders, professors, students and director Mark Kitchell last Friday at the Peters Education Auditorium.  At this event, Mark Kitchell presented his film on the environmental justice movement titled A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet (2012).  The screening […]

10th Annual CVAQ Lobby Day

–August 27, 2013 Central Valley Air Quality Coalition celebrated their tenth annual lobby day by traveling to the state Capitol building on Monday. CVAQ’s annual lobby day focuses on bringing attention, empowering residents, and lobbying for better air quality in the San Joaquin Valley. This year the coalition focused on mobilizing residents and community leaders […]

Tenants Rights Violations

–August 21, 2013 Dozens gathered today outside the Fresno Inn to demand justice for the tenants that live there. Accompanied by CCEJN, Communities for a New California, the Brown Berets, and others, Tenants Together sought organizing action against the Fresno Inn management. This action in response to a questionable eviction notice that the residents received […]

Bill McKibben–Presentation and Discussion

Bill McKibben, one of the creators of 350.org, and award winning author will be speaking at Fresno City College on September 14th. This is a great opportunity for everyone to come and learn about environmental justice, and overall climate change work being done in California and the world.

****UPDATE**** DTSC Hearing in regards to the Kettleman Hills Facility

–August 9, 2013 Last night the Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC) announced that the public comment period for the proposed permit for expansion of the Kettleman Hills Facility will be extended to October 11, 2013.  The date of the Public Hearing has also been pushed back to September 18th. Public HearingSeptember 18, 2013at 6:30 […]

Better Water Distribution System for California!

—August 4, 2013 An array of leaders–consisting of water agency officers, state and federal administrators, and political figures gathered at the California State Univesity, Fresno Satellite Student Union to address hundreds of farmers and residents on Saturday, August 3rd.  The event, Delta Water Summit, showcased three panels that served to present the efforts for the […]

Dozens Gather to Challenge DTSC On Proposed Expansion of Kettleman Hills

First, thanks to dozens of groups for signing on to the letter to DTSC demanding they deny the permits to expand the Chem Waste toxic dump. If your group has not yet signed on, please email [Bradley Angel–see below] a sign on with your name, title, group name, city/town. Last night, El Pueblo of Kettleman […]

Oil Industry Abuses Water Networks

In 2010, Circle of Blue, an organization formed to provide relevant, reliable, and on the ground information about critical natural resources, released a study on the oil industry’s use of water in Kern County.  This report was released after the drought that affected many local farmers and residents and shows that the Oil Industry did […]