Tag: environmentaljustice

Comprehensive Discussions on Fracking

–July 15, 2013 As part of the kickoff event for Fresnans Against Fracking, last Saturday, July 15,2013 speakers, activists, and community members gathered at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno to foster a comprehensive discussion around the issue of fracking.  Fracking or hydraulic fracturing is the process of injecting high pressure water and chemicals into […]

SJV Air District Approves Power Plant

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District has approved the HECA power plant in Kern County arguing that the plant will mitigate the effects of its emissions (over 6,000 tons of pollution per year, not including the influx of mobile sources bringing in coal and petroleum coke to Kern County). The California Energy Commission […]

Official Language: Recommendations to DPR regarding Chloropicrin

The Department of Pesticide Regulation is taking recommendations on control and regulation measures for the fumigant pesticide chloropicrin until July 31, 2013.  Below you will find the official language of the letter submitted to DPR on behalf of CCEJN.  We invite you to use similar recommendations, or take the language to submit your own letters […]

Kettleman Hills Waste Facility–Public Hearings!

    –July 3rd, 2013 On Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) announced the approval of a draft permit requested by Chemical Waste Management Inc. to expand and redesign the Kettleman Hills Facility.  This marks a dark day for activists and residents of Kettleman City and the San Joaquin Valley […]

Mobilizing Kerman Residents!

June 7, 2013 In anticipation for the Department of Pesticide Regulation hearings scheduled to happen in Fresno on June 17th and June 18th members of CCEJN and Communities for a New California (CNC) sought to mobilize Kerman youth.  Kerman was identified as the second area in the state with the most Chloropicrin use.  The members […]

San Francisco Earth Day Demonstration

On April 22nd, CCEJN Coordinator Cesar Campos, attended the San Francisco Earth Day demonstration at the EPA office along with members of other organizations affiliated with CCEJN: At the beginning of the day, a meeting was held between environmental justice organizations and U.S. EPA and Cal EPA officials. Members from over 15 different environmental justice organizations were […]