July 16, 2017
Proposed Cap-and-Trade Extension Package Would Undermine Climate Policy And The Health Of Environmental Justice CommunitiesSacramento, CA I July 17th, 2017 — The California Environmental Justice Alliance is opposed to AB 398 (E Garcia), the misguided cap-and-trade extension proposal crafted to meet industry demands. The bill would harm environmental justice communities and undermine the state’s ability to achieve California’s greenhouse… Read More
June 22, 2017Global climate leadership starts at home, and we can’t leave our most vulnerable communities behind. California should put equity - not Big Oil - at the center of climate policy. Tell legislators to advance climate solutions that improve local air quality and cut greenhouse gas emissions!
May 5, 2017Clean, affordable solar power is delivering health and economic benefits across California, and we need to ensure that those benefits are felt by all. California has some of the most aggressive climate and energy goals in the nation and this year we are proud to sponsor two bills, AB 523 & SB 366 that can put us on track to meet those goals with equity at the center!
May 5, 2017In order to transform our state's most overburdened and under-resourced communities, the TCC guidelines must be set up to achieve success. We are working with our members to advocate for a strong, transparent, and community-led process and recently released a report on our community vision and principles. With a strong community-led vision at the heart of the TCC program, we can begin to see innovative transformation in EJ communities.
May 3, 2017Climate change is impacting all of California, but hits low-income communities and communities of color first and worst. The next phase California’s climate leadership and innovation depends on placing environmental justice principles at the core of climate policy to ensure we are addressing critical air quality issues related to cap & trade in EJ communities. Read these powerful stories of residents on the frontlines of climate change.
April 25, 2017We're recruiting our first Executive Director to bring dynamic, visionary, and unifying leadership to guide our collective work to the next level of impact. We want to strengthen and grow our leadership and bring in renewed energy, ideas, and a bold vision to build on our successes and help us further build the social and environmental justice movement. Help us find the new strategic leadership to lead the next phase of our evolution!
April 12, 2017California must stay committed to solutions that will reduce the high levels of air pollution in toxic hotspots and most effectively reduce climate change in our state. CEJA is working to keep equity and environmental justice at the center of the current debates on climate change to ensure our communities are not left behind. Read more about the environmental justice outcomes we want to see from any carbon pricing legislation this year.
March 27, 2017CEJA’s 2017 Environmental Justice Legislative Agenda features a diverse set of bills that will address climate change, promote equitable transportation planning and funding, ensure safe and affordable drinking water for all communities, require oil refineries to install air monitoring systems, fight for affordable housing, and defund the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
February 27, 2017We need your help to stop a fourth dirty natural gas power plant in Oxnard! It’s time for Oxnard’s low-income Latino and immigrant families to have the clean air and clean energy they deserve. We must urge the California Energy Commission to stop making Oxnard a sacrifice zone!… Read More
February 6, 2017A new report shows again that our largest climate polluters are located disproportionately in communities of color, and along with the greenhouse gases they emit comes a whole slew of toxic air contaminants that clog our lungs and impact our quality of life. We must confront core equity issues to truly win on climate policy.