Tag: pesticides

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 […]

Director of Department of Pesticide Regulation Visits Tulare County

On December 10th, 2013, Brian Leahy, Director of the California Department of Pesticide Regulation Visited Tulare County. El Quinto Sol De America, based out of Lindsay, CA hosted a series of site visits to towns like Tooley Ville and Plainview where residents were able to meet with Mr. Leahy. The residents spoke to the Director […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]