The California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA) is a statewide, community-led alliance that works to achieve environmental justice by advancing policy solutions. We unite the powerful local organizing of our members in the communities most impacted by environmental hazards – low-income communities and communities of color (immigrant communities) – to improve environmental health by creating comprehensive opportunities for change at a … Read More
The Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing (SOMAH) program is uniquely designed to prioritize tenant benefits and opportunities. Unlike similar iterations of previous programs, at least fifty-one percent of the solar energy system must serve tenant energy needs, and property owners are expressly prohibited from recapturing tenant savings through increases in rent, even if the tenants are part of a utility … Read More
What are Community Emissions Reduction Programs (CERP) – and why are environmental justice advocates working to reform them?The city of Shafter, California sits between pistachio, almond, potato and cotton fields – and fields of bobbying pumpjacks. A community of 18,000, Shafter residents face a combination of pesticide exposure and bad air quality due to the industrial agriculture and oil and gas fields that surround their homes.
“Emissions from vehicles and semi trucks impact our air, together with… Read More