The day to day regulatory work of California’s state agencies has life-threatening consequences for frontline communities. When the pandemic struck last year, working class people of color were already fighting a statewide pollution and climate crisis.
With new leadership at CARB, the Board has an opportunity to change course and ensure that the communities most impacted by their decisions are treated as equal partners in developing the 2022 Climate Change Scoping Plan Update.
The department responsible for cleaning up California’s toxic waste problem is failing working class communities of color. Thousands of Californians are facing life-threatening health problems due to failed regulations and years’ worth of delayed cleanup of toxic substances in their workplaces, homes, and schools.