Indirect Source Rule a Big Step toward Clean Air and Zero Emissions

By Andrea Vidaurre, CCAEJ Policy Analyst & Community Organizer For decades, disadvantaged communities in the South Coast Basin have been plagued by pollution coming from commercial activities at warehouses, rail yards, seaports and airports. Diesel truck, train, and cargo ship emissions are concentrated at these [More….]

San Joaquin Valley

Case Study – Southern San Joaquin Valley: Chelsea Tu, Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment

We use three primary strategies to advance our land use and green zones work: Number one is advancing environmental justice communities’ priorities through local, regional, and state land use planning processes. Number two is connecting community-identified infrastructure projects to funding opportunities at the state and national levels. Number three is building community leadership, self-governance, and resilience. [More….]

San Diego Region

Case Study – San Diego and National City: Carolina Martinez, Environmental Health Coalition

Back in 2005 when we conducted a survey, the community said we want to ensure that we don’t have industrial uses surrounding the schools, specifically, and next to the homes. They also said that they needed affordable housing, that the height of the building needed to be limited to three floors to preserve the character of the community. And that no new housing needed to be built next to the freeway. The community fought really hard to move them forward, and it passed as part of the Westside Specific Plan in 2010. [More….]

San Joaquin Valley

Case Study – Fresno: Ashley Werner, Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability

We work both in rural communities as well as urban communities and urban fringe, unincorporated communities. All of our work we strive to ensure is rooted in partnerships, longterm partnerships, with community residents from impacted communities themselves, and we’re striving to ensure that all of our advocacy is shaped by their priorities and that, really, it’s the residents who are taking the leaderships and advancing strategies, and we’re doing what we can to facilitate their priorities and their strategies. [More….]

Los Angeles

Los Angeles: Clean Up Green Up: Community Business Profiles

Los Tres Cochinitos has been owned by the Montes family since 1973. Their aim was to have a space to highlight their Mexican culture through music and food that can cater to a mix of community members. The Montes family is dedicated to the Wilmington area and hopes to set a good example by being a green business. [More….]

California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)

Victory: Los Angeles Sued Over Racially Discriminatory Oil Drilling Permitting

  Youth Groups Challenge City Officials’ Illegal Approval of Hundreds of Oil Wells LOS ANGELES. November 6, 2015 | Youth groups and community organizations sued the city of Los Angeles today for allowing oil companies to drill hundreds of contaminating wells near homes without conducting [More….]