August 1, 2017CEJA Co-Directors and Steering Committee are pleased to welcome Gladys Limón as our first Executive Director. Gladys' roots in movement work, her legal and policy expertise, and strong relationships with diverse stakeholders and decision-makers bring a significant skill set to this new role at CEJA and we are so excited to work with her to take our leadership to the next level.
Justice Deferred: A Break Down of California’s Cap & Trade Bill from the Environmental Justice Perspective
July 25, 2017CEJA is proud to have stood up for environmental and climate justice in the face of a cap and trade extension that leaves behind our communities. AB 398 is a big step backwards for California's climate policy and we have a lot of hard work ahead of us. Moving forward, we will need to ensure our state agencies use their full power to make AB 398 implementation as strong as possible.
July 16, 2017
Proposed Cap-and-Trade Extension Package Would Undermine Climate Policy And The Health Of Environmental Justice CommunitiesSacramento, CA I July 17th, 2017 — The California Environmental Justice Alliance is opposed to AB 398 (E Garcia), the misguided cap-and-trade extension proposal crafted to meet industry demands. The bill would harm environmental justice communities and undermine the state’s ability to achieve California’s greenhouse… Read More
July 5, 2017SB 366 by Senator Leyva will unlock access to clean energy for disadvantaged communities by improving the state's existing shared solar program by ensuring that it financially benefits low-income customers and has a strong environmental justice focus.
June 22, 2017Global climate leadership starts at home, and we can’t leave our most vulnerable communities behind. California should put equity - not Big Oil - at the center of climate policy. Tell legislators to advance climate solutions that improve local air quality and cut greenhouse gas emissions!
June 22, 2017Global climate leadership starts at home, and we can’t leave our most vulnerable communities behind. California should put equity – not Big Oil – at the center of climate policy! Tell legislators today to fight Big Oil and vote NO on AB 398!… Read More
May 5, 2017In order to transform our state's most overburdened and under-resourced communities, the TCC guidelines must be set up to achieve success. We are working with our members to advocate for a strong, transparent, and community-led process and recently released a report on our community vision and principles. With a strong community-led vision at the heart of the TCC program, we can begin to see innovative transformation in EJ communities.
May 3, 2017Climate change is impacting all of California, but hits low-income communities and communities of color first and worst. The next phase California’s climate leadership and innovation depends on placing environmental justice principles at the core of climate policy to ensure we are addressing critical air quality issues related to cap & trade in EJ communities. Read these powerful stories of residents on the frontlines of climate change.
April 25, 2017We're recruiting our first Executive Director to bring dynamic, visionary, and unifying leadership to guide our collective work to the next level of impact. We want to strengthen and grow our leadership and bring in renewed energy, ideas, and a bold vision to build on our successes and help us further build the social and environmental justice movement. Help us find the new strategic leadership to lead the next phase of our evolution!
April 12, 2017California must stay committed to solutions that will reduce the high levels of air pollution in toxic hotspots and most effectively reduce climate change in our state. CEJA is working to keep equity and environmental justice at the center of the current debates on climate change to ensure our communities are not left behind. Read more about the environmental justice outcomes we want to see from any carbon pricing legislation this year.