Our communities and allies including at least two thousand people came together April 29th and marched right up to the gates of the Tesoro LA Refinery. See our No Tesoro Los Angeles Expansion page.
Meet Magali and Ruben! One year ago we passed #CleanUpGreenUpLA
The goal to transform TOXIC HOT SPOTS by improving public health and air quality. Today in an effort to protect our communities special districts, or GREEN ZONES have been set in place, to target pollution prevention, reduction and creating a healthier LA along the way. Magali and Ruben are our small business outreach team connecting Wilmington businesses with Green investment opportunities! Thank you Magali Sanchez-Hall and Ruben Hoyos!
“This is a tremendous victory for all the communities up-rail from this project like Richmond and another major defeat for Big Oil Infrastructure. This is a clear indication that people power can win over corporate power.” – Andres Soto, CBE Richmond Organizer
Read the full press release here!
[Read full CBE Statement] Pruitt is an unapologetic climate change denier and a close ally of the fossil fuel industry, big agriculture, and factory farming. Stand with frontline communities to help us fight back! > DONATE NOW <
Allowing Pruitt to be at the helm of our nation’s most critical agency to protect every person’s right to healthy air, water, and soil and from environmental racism is reckless and dangerous.
While the polluting and carbon-emitting industries endanger our collective global home, it is communities of color and low-income people who suffer the most immediate and serious impacts — whether they be in Wilmington, Oakland, Flint, the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, or indigenous communities throughout the world.
Front-line communities of color in California are assaulted daily from multiple oil refineries, oil extraction, natural gas power plants, and toxic facilities that threaten their safety and life expectancy.
These communities have been leading the fight in our state to protect public health and our environment, all while continuing to be under-resourced in their advocacy efforts.
Now, more than ever, we must come together against Pruitt and the protections he will attempt to dismantle. We further ask that, while advocacy work rightly increases at the federal level, allies and advocates also remain at our side as we continue to do the critical, leading-edge work in front-line communities. It is our duty to persist and prevail.
We have an UPDATED fact sheet on Tesoro’s expansion project. We need you to write to AQMD and tell them to send the Tesoro Project Environmental Impact Report (EIR) back as a draft. [Fact sheet and Sample Letter]
Even out-of-state Mayors and City officials are writing to Los Angeles Mayor, Eric Garcetti over their concerns about Tesoro’s LA plans. Joint Letter from Pacific NW Officials to Mayor Garectti and Mayor Garcetti’s Letter to SCAQMD.
Read this article in the Nation featuring work by CBE’s Richmond team advocating for an emissions cap to prevent refineries in the Bay Area from converting dirtier-burning oils into fuels.
Read this news story in KPCC featuring CBE member Magali Sanchez Hall, discussing the affect of refinery emissions on her health, and her community.
Read about Communities for a Better Environment’s Youth for EJ lawsuit in The New York Times Editorial featuring community leader Giselle Cabrera, and how our City can better protect communities from oil drilling dangers.