California Environmental Justice Alliance

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Campaign Updates

The Fight to Stop Prop 70: Communities of Color Say No to Big Oil

The Fight to Stop Prop 70: Communities of Color Say No to Big Oil

On June 5th, voters in California resoundingly rejected Proposition 70, the most controversial proposition on the June primary ballot, that was part of a long-term effort by Big Oil to attack and undermine efforts to address climate change. EJ communities across the state mobilized their family, friends, and neighbors to vote down Proposition 70 because we needed to take a stand against corporate-controlled climate policy.
2018 Environmental Justice Legislative Agenda

2018 Environmental Justice Legislative Agenda

We are pleased to release our 2018 Environmental Justice Legislative Agenda featuring a range of bills that ensure safe and affordable drinking water, protect communities from toxic waste, improve air quality, promote equitable transportation, and limit offshore oil drilling. Read all about the 15 bills on our 2018 EJ Legislative Agenda here!
2017 Environmental Justice Scorecard

2017 Environmental Justice Scorecard

Our Environmental Justice Scorecard is the only report on how California's elected officials are addressing environmental issues that impact low-income communities and communities of color. See how your legislator scored in the 2017 legislative session, read about highlights, and where the fight for EJ continues in 2018.
SB 1000 Toolkit: Planning for Healthy Communities

SB 1000 Toolkit: Planning for Healthy Communities

Our SB 1000 Toolkit showcases a wide range of best practices, methods and policies for local jurisdictions to adopt an EJ element, or integrate EJ-related goals, policies and objectives in their General Plans. Download the toolkit today to learn more about EJ planning, methods for identifying disadvantaged communities, plans for successful community engagement, potential funding sources, and other strategies for implementing the requirements of SB 1000.
Environmental Justice Scorecard 2016 & Environmental Justice Agency Assessment

Environmental Justice Scorecard 2016 & Environmental Justice Agency Assessment

Our EJ Scorecard is the only report on how California's elected officials are addressing environmental issues that impact low-income communities and communities of color. The Agency Assessment includes EJ Principles for Policy Implementation, with an analysis of how state regulatory agencies can improve their commitment to and inclusion of environmental justice within policy implementation.
New Report: Community Vision and Principles for Transformative Climate Communities

New Report: Community Vision and Principles for Transformative Climate Communities

In our new report we draw from our members, partners, and allies to provide a snapshot of what the TCC program could look like in both urban and rural environmental justice neighborhoods across California. Read more about the wide range of community-led plans for place-based transformation possible through comprehensive, cross-cutting climate investments that address environmental pollution and disinvestment in the most highly impacted communities.
Celebrating local and statewide victories in the 2016 Election

Celebrating local and statewide victories in the 2016 Election

Reflecting on the 2016 Election, we affirm the importance of our work to advance environmental justice. We affirm the possibility that in California we can forge a different path than the one Donald Trump will set nationally, one that is guided by our values of dignity, respect and justice for all and Mother Earth. Read about local and statewide electoral victories!
Environmental Justice Wins in the 2016 Legislative Session

Environmental Justice Wins in the 2016 Legislative Session

2016 was another big year for environmental justice and CEJA is extremely proud to have helped the passage of six key environmental justice bills! We are grateful to everyone who helped make these historic wins! Read our full analysis of EJ in the 2016 Legislative Session.
Is your building eligible for the new Multifamily Solar Roofs Program?

Is your building eligible for the new Multifamily Solar Roofs Program?

Our communities are on the frontline of the environmental and economic crises in our state and it is long overdue that we find better ways to integrate affordable housing into the green economy. With this new mapping tool, we can now see exactly the areas of the state where this market lies.
2016 Environmental Justice Legislative Agenda

2016 Environmental Justice Legislative Agenda

Read our full 2016 Environmental Justice Legislative Agenda to learn more about all the bills we're working on this year!