California Environmental Justice Alliance

Building Healthy Communities from the Ground up

Campaign Updates

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

Sept 20 2021 – Today, a group of social justice and environmental justice organizations including the Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN), California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA), Communities for a Better Environment (CBE), Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE), Environmental Health Coalition, Greenlining, and Leadership Counsel for Justice & Accountability (LCJA) released a statement responding to the ongoing… Read More
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.
Expanding community resilience with the SOMAH program

Expanding community resilience with the SOMAH program

We’re proud of the first couple years of SOMAH implementation, but more should be done to continue building on the opportunity to bring true resilience into our communities. More programs modeled after SOMAH’s authentic community based partnership model need to be adopted to ensure that programs that deliver resilience solutions are in coordination.
2020 Environmental Justice Scorecard

2020 Environmental Justice Scorecard

Who showed up for environmental justice in 2020? After a year of turmoil and loss, we’ve assessed the voting record of all 120 California legislators to see who met the moment by standing strong for racial, environmental justice — and who fell short. 
New Report Advances Equity Solutions for Community Choice Aggregators

New Report Advances Equity Solutions for Community Choice Aggregators

Developed by CEJA in consultation with CCA representatives and other environmental and community-based organizations, this report provides key recommendations for CCAs and energy utilities to increase energy democracy, center equity, and maximize health, economic, and energy benefits for environmental justice communities.
How to Vote Safely in 2020 - A People's Guide

How to Vote Safely in 2020 – A People’s Guide

This year, our lives are on the ballot. This election is a critical moment for low-income and communities of color to raise our voices and vote together for our collective health and well-being. Led by organizers and community leaders from across the state, we created guides with  county-specific details where CEJA members are building grassroots power to rise together. Don’t see your county below? Find more information at this link.