Environmental Justice Groups Across the Country Issue Letter to the Department of the Treasury on Hydrogen FundingOn October 13, 2023, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced $1.2 billion in funding for hydrogen infrastructure development in California, as part of $7 billion in hydrogen hub funding available nationwide. In response, CEJA submitted a letter to the DOE vehemently opposing California’s approach to obtaining this funding. California’s application process entirely cut out input from low-income communities of color … Read More
New analysis of California’s 2022 heat wave confirms gas plants failed to deliver promised power while toxic emissions soared in environmental justice communities.
Results call into question Gov. Newsom’s strategy to prolong the life of gas plants to prevent energy shortfalls.
Download the 2023 Heatwave Report hereCalifornia gas plants underperformed and over polluted in the record breaking heat wave … Read More
Big Progress, Serious ConcernsTen years after CEJA released our first environmental justice scorecard, we have seen incredible progress in lawmakers’ awareness of environmental and climate justice issues. In 2022, grassroots organizing and advocacy propelled four of our priority bills onto the governor’s desk, and three were signed into law. But major challenges continued. As the embattled oil and gas … Read More
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT –Download here.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 – to improve environmental health by creating comprehensive opportunities for… Read More
Living in California is expensive, and rising energy bills makes it harder. While the state has championed renewable energy solutions, not all residents are able to shoulder the up-front costs in order to receive the benefits of those programs. Today, many renters have limited access to options such as solar panels, energy efficient appliances, or electric vehicle charging stations. Environmental … Read More
Download here as a pdf. The California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA) aims to hire the first of two Co-Executive Directors by the Fall of 2022. Once the first Co-Executive Director is hired, they will serve as the Interim Executive Director until the other Co-Executive Director is hired and will have a role in the hiring of the second Co-Executive Director.
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT – Download here. Open until filled 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