California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)

ARTICLE: CEQA Protects California Despite Special Interests’ “Big Lie”

Unfortunately, in recent months, a Big Lie about the California Environmental Quality Act has been popping up around California, and it has serious implications for public health and the environment. By Roger Lin and Douglas Carstens For more information, see the Daily Journal. Download article [More….]

CalEnviroScreen

Digging Deep on CalEnviroScreen

Caroline Farrell interviewed by Reimagine podcast producer Jess Clarke Jess Clarke:  What  does CalEnviroScreen (CES) mean? What is it currently used for? What does it do? Caroline Farrell: CalEnviroScreen is an environmental mapping tool that was developed by the state of California, specifically the Office [More….]

POLICY

Table 1. Case Studies: The Power of Community-Led Decision-Making

CEJA’s Rethinking Local Control Report highlights eight case studies to illustrate how community-led decision-making can lead to more effective policies, programs, and planning decisions that can create healthy and thriving neighborhoods. CASE STUDY ISSUES AND COMMUNITY IMPACT Local Community Campaigns A Community Fights against a [More….]

Los Angeles

CASE STUDY: Southeast LA Community Leaders Shut Down a Metal Recycling Facility

In Southeast Los Angeles, where industrial facilities are located next to homes and schools in a predominantly low-income and people of color neighborhood, local residents succeeded in shutting down a scrap metal recycling facility that had been polluting the neighborhood for years. Working alongside other [More….]