[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEogHu00u9k&w=560&h=315] Fresno, CA Residents of district 5 and district 7 are mobilizing to protect their communities from illegal dumping. This chronic problem plagues neighborhoods that are already overburdened by other pollution sources. In this video, we talk to a group of community leaders that have come together to clean-up their neighborhoods and demand action […]
Kick-off: Community Cohort to Promote Compliance with Environmental Regulations.
November 13, 2015 Tulare, CA — Central California Environmental Justice Network is excited to kick off a project to improve the participation of community members in compliance and enforcement processes throughout the San Joaquin Valley. This project includes putting a cohort (pictured here) of residents and advocates through inspector level courses at the Cal-EPA. Through the […]
Community Fast in Support of Kern County Residents
November 12, 2015 Today, Cesar Campos, Director of CCEJN is fasting in solidarity with Kern County residents. This community fast was started by residents and organizers in Kern County to protest the county’s adoption of an ordinance that serves to fast track and undermine environmental review of oil exploration projects–including fracking and other extreme well […]
CCEJN Coordinator Brings a Community Perspective to Enforcement at US EPA Region 9
–June 13, 2014 Last Wednesday (6/11), CCEJN Coordinator visited the enforcement division of the US EPA to provide a fresh perspective of enforcement from the viewpoint of community-led projects. This workshop was part of a series of monthly trainings provided to US EPA staff. This month, the topic was community-led enforcement and reporting networks like […]
Air Quality Victory in Fresno!
**CCEJN Unity Council member Sarah Sharpe addresses the media during a press conference on May 30th** June 2, 2014 On Friday, May 30th, many clean air advocates held a press conference to inform the public about a key judicial decision in favor of clean air. Fresno’s Fifth District Court of Appeal ruled in favor of the Sierra Club, the […]
City of Fresno: On Health Outcomes, City Planning, & Environmental Injustice
Decades of poor planning and environmental injustices cannot be fixed in one year. The decline of equity within our city has been increasingly noticeable and documented. Last year, the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal-EPA), released a report that identified 93706 as the most disadvantaged zip code in our state. More specifically, CalEnviroScreen 1.0 showed that […]
San Joaquin Spotlight: Fresno Environmental Reporting Network
San Joaquin Spotlight: Fresno Environmental Reporting Network Cesar Campos, CCEJN Coordinator, talks about the Fresno Environmental Reporting Network (FERN) on San Joaquin Spotlight. Click below to watch.
Bus Rapid Transit – Fresno
“Reverend Sophia DeWitt, co-director of Fresno Interdenominational Refugee Ministries, speaks in favor of Bus Rapid Transit” January 17, 2014 Community leaders representing Building Healthy Communities, The Know, FIRM, Coalition for Clean Air, Fresno Metro Ministry and CCEJN among others, gathered on Thursday at high noon to advocate for the development of a Bus Rapid Transit […]
Activists in Fresno: No Fracking Gov. Brown!
January 14, 2014 On Monday, January 13, local activists mobilize to welcome Governor Jerry Brown at Fresno City Hall. The group carried a strong message: Put a stop to fracking in Califronia! Chanting and raising their voice, the protesters gathered media attention and continued to push the message that the dirty oil in the Monterrey […]
Join Our Social Media Campaign!!!
Residents of Fresno County can use the Fresno Environmental Reporting Network (FERN) as a way of reporting environmental hazards that are harming their health and their communities. FERN is a tool that residents can use to take a stand against pollution. Please help CCEJN by spreading the word about this tool to residents of Fresno […]