California Environmental Justice Alliance

Building Healthy Communities from the Ground up

Campaign Updates

Protect CEQA to Advance Environmental Justice and Protect Housing

Protect CEQA to Advance Environmental Justice and Protect Housing

The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) helps to protect fundamental rights for EJ communities to affordable homes free from the harmful burdens of pollution, to participate in local land-use decisions, and to access clean air and water that improve and protect their health. We must protect CEQA to build affordable housing that is safe and healthy, while ensuring that our state’s most vulnerable residents are not inadvertently exposed to toxic hazards and other dangers in their own homes. Learn more here.
2019 Environmental Justice Legislative Agenda

2019 Environmental Justice Legislative Agenda

CEJA's Environmental Justice Legislative Agenda for 2019 features 16 bills that will address energy, climate, air quality, transportation, and drinking water and infrastructure improvements. From anti-displacement protections in energy efficiency programs to increasing zero emissions vehicles, these bills keep equity at the center of California’s environmental policies by bringing much needed benefits directly to disadvantaged communities.
We can’t wait for Washington’s Green New Deal. California needs a Just Transition now.

We can’t wait for Washington’s Green New Deal. California needs a Just Transition now.

In California, a Green New Deal can mean the Just Transition that environmental justice communities have already been demanding! A Green New Deal means taking bold, inclusive steps to divest from a fossil fuel economy that is destroying our health and environment. It means phasing out oil and gas production. It means saying no to multibillion-dollar bailouts for investor-owned utilities and skyrocketing electric bills for the rest of us. A Green New Deal means building new ways to power our neighborhoods that ensure safety, bring good jobs and stabilize the climate.
2018 Green Zones Report with UPDATES

CEJA Releases New Green Zones Report

CEJA is proud to announce the release of its newest Green Zones Across California report for 2018! This updated 36-page report highlights nine Green Zones case studies led by residents and community-based organizations from different environmental justice communities across California.
Energy Democracy: Accountability and Control of our Energy System

Energy Democracy: Accountability and Control of our Energy System

CEJA is shaping a bold vision for energy use and decision making in California to ensure that low-income families already burdened by pollution are not saddled with higher energy prices. Our communities deserve Energy Democracy to be at the table where decisions are made to protect the air they breathe from toxic sources, and to help save on energy bills.  Read about our goals and energy policy priorities this legislative session.
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.