California Environmental Justice Alliance

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Press Releases

September 29, 2020 – Governor Newsom Vetoes Environmental Justice Priority Bill in the Middle of a Climate Health Emergency

September 23, 2020 – Governor’s Executive Order Falls Short on Bold Climate Action

August 18, 2020 –  Environmental Justice Advocates Respond to Life-Threatening Blackouts

June 2, 2020—CEJA Stands with the Movement for Black Lives

May 15, 2020—Governor Newsom’s May Budget Commits to Protecting Californians, Falls Short on Just Recovery

March 19, 2020 – CPUC Strengthens Public Process for Wildfire Outreach

February 19, 2020 – Governor Omits Climate, EJ from State of the State

February 13, 2020 – EJ Scorecard Press Release

November 19, 2019 – Governor Newsom Announces Moratorium on New Steam-Injected Oil Wells

September 20, 2019 – California Air Resources Board Adopts Controversial International Carbon Offsets Standard

September 17, 2019 – California Advocates Defeat Dangerous Exemption for Oil Refineries

July 2, 2019 – SOMAH Program Launch Ensures Equitable Solar Access for Affordable Housing Tenants in California

June 20, 2019 – Environmental Justice Assessment Shows California State Agencies Need Greater Accountability to Residents

May 15, 2019 – California State Regulatory Agencies Must Improve on Environmental Justice

May 10, 2019 – Governor Newsom’s Budget Sets Stage for a Just Transition from Fossil Fuels

April 4, 2019 – Environmental Justice Bills Promise Improvements in Low-Income Communities & Communities of Color

January 30, 2019 – Jackson Introduces Bill to Ensure Emergency Plans Address Diverse Population Needs

November 27, 2018 – New Green Zones Report and Website Show How People-Powered Planning Can Transform Toxic Hot Spots into Green Zones

October 25, 2018 – CPUC Boosts Clean Energy Research in Disadvantaged Communities

October 18, 2018 – New Environmental Justice Legislative Scorecard Shows Urgent Need for Improvement

September 28, 2018 – Air Resources Board Approves Program to Improve Air Quality in Disadvantaged Communities

September 6, 2018 – Environmental Justice Advocates Call on Governor Brown to Sign AB 2447 (Reyes) and SB 100 (de León)

June 15, 2018 – Environmental Justice Groups Disappointed by the Speakers’ Actions to Replace CARB Member

May 8, 2018 – New Report Shows Many California State Regulatory Agencies Fall Short on Environmental Justice

March 9, 2018 – NRG to Close Multiple Gas Plants in California

February 1, 2018 – New Environmental Justice Legislative Scorecard Shows Urgent Need for Improvement

January 26, 2018 – Environmental Justice Communities Call On Governor Brown to Show Real Climate Leadership, Prioritize Most Impacted Communities in Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund Budget

December 15, 2017 – New $1 Billion Program Will Increase Solar for 150,000 Low-Income Renters

October 6, 2017 – California Energy Commission Expected to Reject Puente Gas Plant in Oxnard

September 6, 2017 – New Analysis Provides Further Evidence California Must Move Forward With Clean Energy Alternatives to Power Plants

July 18, 2017 – Outraged by Passing of Cap-and-Trade Extension, Environmental Justice Advocates Respond

July 14, 2017 – California Environmental Justice Alliance Announces Opposition To Cap and Trade Extension Deal Rife With Industry Give Aways

June 5, 2017 – 3 Bills Move Forward to Expand Renewable Energy in California

June 2, 2017 – Environmental Justice Communities Call for Strong Climate Leadership, Innovation, and Localized Air Quality Improvements

May 2, 2017 – Senate Introduces Bold Vision for Equitable Carbon Pricing Policy

March 28, 2017 – New Bills to Break Down Barriers to Renewable Energy

January 31, 2017 – New Report Shows California State Regulatory Agencies Fall Short on Environmental Justice

January 11, 2017 – Oxnard activists disrupt Energy Commission hearing to protest fourth power plant proposed for overburdened community

September 26, 2016 – New Law Ensures Local Governments Include Environmental Justice in General Plans

September 15, 2016 – Governor Signs Two Climate Bills to Increase Investments for Environmental Justice Communities

September 14, 2016 – New Report Provides Preliminary Environmental Equity Assessment of California’s Cap-and-Trade Program

September 8, 2016 – Governor Brown Signs Landmark Climate Bills SB 32 and AB 197

September 1, 2016 – Historic Environmental Justice Bills Advance in 2016 Legislative Session

August 24, 2016 – California Legislature Passes Historic Climate Bills That Advance Environmental Justice

July 6, 2016 – California Legislature Makes Big Steps with Majority Votes on Environmental Justice Bills

June 16, 2016 – Environmental Justice Advocates Call for Focus on Equity in Climate Policy

May 27, 2016 – Advocates Commend Increased Investments for Environmental Justice Communities In Proposed Climate Spending Plans

May 26, 2016 – California Public Utilities Commission Sides With Utility Companies in Approval of Puente Power Plant

May 3, 2016 – Environmental Justice Legislative Agenda Promises Innovative Investments for Land Use and Climate Equity

April 28, 2016 – Nigerian Environmental and Human Rights Advocate Visits Sacramento to Urge Air Board to Reject International Forest Offsets in State Cap-and-Trade Program

April 20, 2016 – Environmental Justice Group Denounces Misleading Chevron-funded Mailer

February 23, 2016 – Competing Proposals for New Power Plant Spark Debate at the California Public Utilities Commission

February 22, 2016 – New “Transformative Climate Communities” Bill Will Create Comprehensive Investments in California’s Most Vulnerable Communities

February 5, 2016 – Speaker Atkins Appoints Longtime Environmental Justice Leader Diane Takvorian to California Air Resources Board

January 29, 2016 – New Rooftop Solar Program Builds Upon California’s Advancements in Renewable Energy

January 25, 2016 – New Environmental Justice Legislative Scorecard Highlights Changing Nature of Environmental Policy

January 12, 2016 – Public Utilities Commission Affirms Energy Companies Must Consider Environmental Justice

December 17, 2015 – Energy Company Seeks to Override Community Opposition to Dirty Power Plant

December 4, 2015 – Governor Brown Announces New Report to Analyze Climate Impacts in Environmental Justice Communities

November 5, 2015 – Coalition Delivers 130,000+ Signatures to CPUC In Support of California’s Successful Solar Net Metering Program

October 8, 2015 – Governor Signs Nation’s Biggest Low Income Solar Bill

September 14, 2015 – Major Environmental Justice Measures Advance in 2015 Legislative Session

September 8, 2015 – Community Groups, Legislators from Polluted Neighborhoods Support Senate Bill

August 25, 2015 – Hundreds Rally For Equitable Climate Action

August 18, 2015 – New Poll: Latinos Want CA Legislature to Tackle Pollution, Climate Change in Latino Communities

June 4, 2015 – Senate Passes Historic Climate Bill to Increase Renewable Energy in California

June 2, 2015 – Assembly Passes Two Bills To Increase Investments in Community Environmental Justice Solutions