Tag: environmental justice

Chloropicrin Hearings in Fresno

June 19, 2013 Earlier this week the Department of Pesticide Regulation held two community meetings in Fresno’s Farm Bureau as part of a series of hearing around the state in regards to the fumigant pesticide Chloropicrin.  Chloropicrin is a substance used primarily to cultivate strawberries, almonds, and fruit trees.  This substance has been linked to […]

Immigration Stakeholders Roundtable

May 24, 2013 Congressman Jim Costa hosted Congressman Antonio “Tony” Cardenas of the 29th Congressional District, and many organizations active on immigration reform.  Among these organizations were, Communities for a New California, Centro Binacional Para El Desarrollo Indigena Oaxaceno, County Sherrif, agricultural groups, CSU Fresno, Fresno Unified School District, Planned Parenthood and CCEJN among others. […]

HECA Hearing in Buttonwillow — May 15, 2013

Great turnout thanks to Ana and Maricela of Greenaction plus Chris Romanini of HECA Neighbors and local Sierra Club folks. Around 100 people were in the audience. This short video gives you a picture of what went on plus highlights the environmental justice problem with this proposed project.

Renewable Energy Consumption by State

May 23, 2013 Last week climatedesk.org mapped out the renewable energy consumption bystates using data from the federal Energy Information Administration in the year of2011. I think it is important for us to know a little more about what sourcesof renewable energy are trending as we oppose dangerous practices like frackingand the proposed HECA power […]

Pesticide Reform Lobby Day

March 25, 2013– Members of CCEJN joined the lobbying effort of Californians for Pesticide Reform to pressure legislators to seek a fumigant-free California by the year 2020. Fumigants are a type of pesticide that is commonly used in California on soils bearing strawberries, raspberries, tomatoes, carrots, and other crops.  The way to treat these soils […]

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Job Description: CCEJN Coordinator Full-time, permanent position with the Central California Environmental Justice Network (CCEJN) Location:   Ideally based in Fresno, with travel to Kern County, San Joaquin Valley Application deadline:   ASAP. Position open until filled. Details:  The Central California Environmental Justice Network (CCEJN) and Californians for Pesticide Reform (CPR) are seeking a coordinator for CCEJN’s San […]