California Environmental Justice Alliance

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PRESS RELEASE:  EJ Groups Say California Climate Plan Shows Progress, but Carbon Capture Schemes Derail Meaningful Climate Action

PRESS RELEASE: EJ Groups Say California Climate Plan Shows Progress, but Carbon Capture Schemes Derail Meaningful Climate Action

"We applaud the call for an inter-agency process to coordinate the phasedown of oil refining and extraction in California. However, the plan still paves the way for billions in subsidies for oil and gas executives by using carbon capture schemes to lock in refineries, dirty gas power plants, and polluting bioenergy and hydrogen facilities." - Mabel Tsang, CEJA Political Dir.
Take action with us: call Governor Newsom.

Take action with us: call Governor Newsom.

This is the final push: join us to urge Governor Newsom and the state air and climate regulator to prioritize a fossil fuel phaseout and no CCUS in the state climate plan.
CCS Letter to DOE Inspector General

CCS Letter to DOE Inspector General

We are writing on behalf of 56 organizations and researchers to request an investigation of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory advocacy effort promoting carbon capture to California regulators, legislators, schools, and community groups, and the funding arrangement for that campaign.
Press Release: Over Two Hundred Californians rally at CARB board meeting

Press Release: Over Two Hundred Californians rally at CARB board meeting

Working families, advocates say state draft plan is grossly out of touch with lived reality in communities that experience suffocating pollution and doubles down on fossil fuels at a time when California needs real climate solutions
Press Release: 128 scientists and academics urge Governor Newsom, CARB to fix flawed Scoping Plan

Press Release: 128 scientists and academics urge Governor Newsom, CARB to fix flawed Scoping Plan

“We cannot afford to gamble on our future”: Experts call for plan that reflects the latest science; disregard unproven technologies.
Press Release - 73 organizations slam CARB climate blueprint

Press Release – 73 organizations slam CARB climate blueprint

Seventy-three organizations sent a letter to Governor Newsom and the California Air Resources Board today criticizing its plan for reaching carbon neutrality, saying the plan is a setback for the state and the world.
Press Release - CARB’s Draft Scoping Plan and Environmental Justice Recommendations

Press Release – CARB’s Draft Scoping Plan and Environmental Justice Recommendations

Today, the California Air Resources Board released a draft of the state’s 2022 Climate Change Scoping Plan Update. Environmental justice groups slammed the draft plan, citing its failure to phase out fossil fuel production, lack of investment in clean transportation for low-income Californians, and dependence on failed carbon capture and other polluting technologies.
Environmental Justice Groups Call for Full, Coordinated Phase Out of Fossil Fuels by 2045 in California’s Climate Change Scoping Plan

Environmental Justice Groups Call for Full, Coordinated Phase Out of Fossil Fuels by 2045 in California’s Climate Change Scoping Plan

In a letter sent Wednesday, environmental justice groups called on CARB to set California on a path toward a full, coordinated phaseout of polluting oil refineries by 2045; scaled up investments in mass transit, electric car and truck programs for low-income Californians; and the elimination of climate policy dead-ends in the 2022 climate change scoping plan. 
VISION coalition commends historic 3,200 ft setback for public health, urges Governor Newsom to close loopholes and phase out neighborhood drilling

VISION coalition commends historic 3,200 ft setback for public health, urges Governor Newsom to close loopholes and phase out neighborhood drilling

“Wilmington residents have lived with the dangerous health impacts of oil drilling for far too long. The Governor’s announcement regarding the CALGEM rulemaking shows us that the Newsom administration is listening to us,” said Wendy Miranda, Wilmington Community Member, CBE.
Environmental Justice Advocates Respond to OC Oil Spill: Time to end Dangerous Drilling In Our Backyards

Environmental Justice Advocates Respond to OC Oil Spill: Time to end Dangerous Drilling In Our Backyards

On Thursday, the California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA) and Voices in Solidarity against Oil in Neighborhoods (VISIÓN) urged lawmakers and the Newsom administration to treat the environmental health crisis caused by fossil fuels impacting working communities of color with the same urgency as the Governor’s response to this weekend’s oil spill that occurred off the coast of southern California.