Op-ed: CEQA protects California despite special interests’ ‘Big Lie’
November 17, 2021A sustained campaign against the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), led by polluting industries, real estate developers, and other special interests, has repeatedly and falsely claimed that — despite a mountain of evidence to the contrary — California’s preeminent environmental law is somehow fueling the state’s housing crisis.
A message from CEJA’s Steering Committee
October 28, 2021With gratitude and appreciation we write to share that Gladys Limón will be transitioning out of her role as CEJA Executive Director after four years of bold and impactful leadership of our alliance.
EJ Organizations Issue Statement on Rooftop Solar and Distributed Generation in California
September 20, 2021As 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.
What are Community Emissions Reduction Programs (CERP) – and why are environmental justice advocates working to reform them?
August 20, 2021The 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
IPCC Report Shows Urgent Need to Zero Out Fossil Fuels, Reduce Direct Emissions
August 17, 2021August 17, 2021 For Immediate Release Contact: Isa Flores-Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org Neena Mohan, email@example.com IPCC Report Shows Urgent Need to Zero Out Fossil Fuels, Reduce Direct Emissions Lawmakers, regulators must invest in community climate resilience and fossil fuel phaseout August 17, 2021 – Last week, the UN Intergovernmental Report on Climate Change (IPCC) published their new Sixth Assessment Report. The … Read More
California Public Utilities Commission Orders Major Buildout of New Zero-Emission Electricity Resources
June 24, 2021For Immediate Release Thursday, June 24, 2021 Contact: Rachel Boyer, firstname.lastname@example.org Shana Lazerow, email@example.com 11,500 Megawatts of clean energy is coming to California to help keep the lights on San Francisco, Calif. — Today, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) ordered electricity providers to build 11,500 megawatts (MW) of new zero-emission electricity resources to come online between 2023-2026. This vote… Read More
California’s largest investment in solar building resilience for 2021
January 26, 2021This past year Californians were dealt historic wildfires, extreme heat, and power blackouts, all in the midst of a pandemic. While these intersecting public health and climate crises have impacted all Californians, they are not equalizing forces. The state’s most vulnerable communities have endured the greatest harm from the widening racial, socioeconomic, and health inequities of COVID-19 and lack of … Read More
Statement on the Nomination of Michael Regan for EPA Administrator
December 17, 2020For Immediate Release December 17, 2020 Statement on the Nomination of Michael Regan for EPA Administrator Sacramento, CA – Today, the California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA) issued the following statement in response to the appointment of Michael Regan, the former Secretary of the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality, to the EPA Administrator role: “We congratulate Michael Regan on his … Read More
CA Environmental Justice Leaders Announce Top Contenders for EPA Administrator
December 14, 2020December 14, 2020 California Environmental Justice Leaders Call on Biden to Appoint EPA Leader with a ‘Proven Track Record’ on Environmental Justice Kevin de Leon, Heather Mcteer Toney, and Mathy Stanislaus Named as ‘Promising Candidates’ Sacramento, CA – Today, California environmental justice advocates announced their support for key candidates for the EPA Administrator position. “We’re encouraged by the news that … Read More
New Appointments Hold Promise for More Progressive, Equitable Direction for the California Air Resources Board
December 9, 2020FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 9, 2020 New Appointments Hold Promise for More Progressive, Equitable Direction for the California Air Resources Board Governor Newsom appoints 3 women of color, long-time environmental justice advocate to CARB Board SACRAMENTO, CA—Today, Governor Newsom announced his appointment of Liane Randolph to the position of CARB Board Chair, along with Gideon Kracov, Dr. Tania Pacheco-Werner, Davina … Read More