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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.
EJ Organizations Issue Statement on Rooftop Solar and Distributed Generation in California

EJ Organizations Issue Statement on Rooftop Solar and Distributed Generation in California

As low income and communities of color  face an affordability crisis, rising rates, major utility debt, economic insecurity, and ongoing power outages, the group released the following statement.
California’s Emergency Proclamation Shows Need for Investments in Clean and Resilient Energy

California’s Emergency Proclamation Shows Need for Investments in Clean and Resilient Energy

August 5, 2021 For Immediate Release Contact:  Isa Flores-Jones, isa@caleja.org
California’s Emergency Proclamation Shows Need for Investments in Clean and Resilient Energy
EJ Advocates call for the state to invest in resilience centers, demand response, and other clean energy solutions August 5, 2021 – On Friday, the state of California issued an emergency proclamation that removes environmental restrictions and allows Read More
NEW: First update from the 2021-2022 scoping plan process

NEW: First update from the 2021-2022 scoping plan process

Read: The first update from the 2021 CARB Scoping Plan process - the little-known regulatory process that will structure the next 23 years of climate legislation in California. Join us to take action on August 3rd and August 17th.
2020 Environmental Justice Agency Assessment

2020 Environmental Justice Agency Assessment

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.
The Path to Climate Solutions Starts with Environmental Justice

The Path to Climate Solutions Starts with Environmental Justice

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. 
Communities Call for Accountability from State Toxics Regulator

Communities Call for Accountability from State Toxics Regulator

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.