December 3, 2020For Immediate Release December 3, 2020
70+ Organizations Oppose CARB Chair Mary Nichols for EPANichols’ signature programs created ‘environmental sacrifice zones’ WASHINGTON – Over 70 organizations, led by California-based environmental justice groups, sent a letter to President-Elect Biden on Tuesday urging him to reject Mary Nichols as a prospective nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Nichols has served… Read More
October 23, 2020CEJA and our members and partners mourn the enormous and sudden loss of environmental justice champion Cecil Corbin-Mark. As the Deputy Director and Director of Policy Initiatives at Harlem-based WE ACT for Environmental Justice, Cecil was a fierce and tireless fighter for environmental justice and he spent 26 years helping to build and strengthen the power of WE ACT, the… Read More
October 19, 2020
Communities of Color Continue to Lead on Environmental & Climate JusticeDear community, It has been an overwhelming and painful year for communities throughout the state. As families face multiple crises, the California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA) continues to fight for solutions that will address the long-term exposures/violence of environmental racism and climate injustice in California. As an alliance of … Read More
October 2, 2020Thank you to all who joined CEJA’s #2020Congreso: Rising up for a #JustRecovery! More than 200 powerful EJ leaders came together virtually from August 11-12 to experience over two days of inspiring speakers, uplifting performances, skill-building workshops, and celebrations for our EJ Leadership Awardees. Read below for highlights from our 2020 Congreso!
Day 1: Grounding us in the… Read More
A Message of Solidarity with Survivors of Sexual Violence and the Environmental Justice Community of the Inland Empire
July 28, 2020
A Message of Solidarity with Survivors of Sexual Violence and the Environmental Justice Community of the Inland EmpireThe California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA) stands in solidarity and strong support of women who recently shared their allegations publicly of sexual harassment and rape by former CCAEJ Executive Director, Allen Hernandez. We are grateful to Ericka Flores and Mina Barragán for … Read More
November 1, 2019In order to ensure a reliable and safe energy system, we need community-led, innovative energy solutions respond to our climate and economic needs. We need greater community ownership of our energy system. We need to hold utilities and other load serving entities accountable when they make mistakes and incentivize safer operations. We need our elected officials to act faster and bolder. Read more about our vision for Energy Democracy.
September 20, 2019Yesterday, on the eve of the Global Climate Strikes, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) voted 7-4-1 to approve the controversial Tropical Forest Standard (TFS), paving the way for California’s polluters to continue paying to further pollute through a flawed market scheme that hurts public health, with no meaningful climate mitigation or protections for indigenous sovereignty. Despite strong objections of … Read More
September 12, 2019This summer CEJA hosted the first ever Green Zones Policy Fellow, Sydney Fang. Sydney is currently pursuing dual Masters degrees in Public Policy and Urban Planning at the Harvard Kennedy School, and is Editor-in-Chief of the Asian American Policy Review. We thank Sydney for all of her incredible work from policy advocacy to protect CEQA and advance AB 1628 to helping facilitate workshops focused on SB 1000 implementation and planning for healthy communities.
August 26, 2019CEJA's Environmental Justice Legislative Agenda for 2019 features 16 bills that will address energy, climate, air quality, transportation, and drinking water and infrastructure improvements. From anti-displacement protections in energy efficiency programs to increasing zero emissions vehicles, these bills keep equity at the center of California’s environmental policies by bringing much needed benefits directly to disadvantaged communities.