What’s New

Cant make rent due to COVID-19? ¿No puede pagar la renta debido al corona virus?

Follow these steps to protect yourself. Sigua estos pasos para protegerse.

CBE is hiring!

Join our team and please check out all of our available positions!

Marathon Refinery Fire 2/25-2/26/20

Latest fact sheet HERE.

Last night, Feb. 25, 2020, the Marathon/Tesoro Los Angeles Refinery in Carson / Wilmington erupted into a major fire after multiple explosions and a giant fireball:
• The major fire was seen shooting into the sky, with black smoke that could even be seen at night. (A reduced fire was still seen burning this morning, Feb. 26th.) The original explosion was seen as far away as Fullerton (about 25 miles). This is the largest refinery on the West Coast, and its major expansion was protested by thousands, and contested in court.

Get Out The Vote- March 3rd!

CBE crew in Richmond and Wilmington are getting the vote out! Y’all have until 8pm, find your polling place: vote.ca.gov

Jet Fuel dumped on South East LA Community Members 1/14/2020

Click HERE for info. Before 12PM today in South East Los Angeles, a Delta Air Carrier needed to dump jet fuel in order to make an emergency landing at LAX. Jet fuel exposure has multiple health risks. If you experience any of the following symptoms please seek medical attention. Updates to come.

Hoy, antes de las 12 p.m. en el sureste de Los Ángeles, un Delta Air Carrier necesitaba descargar combustible para hacer un aterrizaje de emergencia en LAX. La exposición al combustible para aviones tiene múltiples riesgos para la salud. Si experimenta alguno de los siguientes síntomas, busque atención médica. Actualizaciones por venir.

Groups File Federal Lawsuit Against Chemical Plant for Violating Hazardous Waste Laws

Full Press Release HERE.

Governor Newsom Announces a Moratorium on New Oil Wells!

Full CEJA statement HERE.

Today Governor Newsom announced a moratorium on new oil wells, demonstrating an unprecedented willingness to protect the public’s health and safety from the dangers of the fossil fuel industry. We hope that the Administration continues to work with frontline communities to act as quickly as possible to create transformative solutions commensurate with these crises. 

Wilmington- Important workshop seeking input on oil drilling setbacks study!

Nov. 14, 2019, 4 – 6 p.m.
Banning’s Landing Community Center
100 E Water St. Wilmington, CA 90744

Workshop in Wilmington that seeks to gather public input on studies focusing on phasing out fossil fuels in California.  These studies focus both on drilling and consumption of oil, which are major sources of pollution impacting our communities. 

CalEPA Carbon
Neutrality studies
 scoping workshop will gather public
input on how California can reduce its dependency on fossil fuels both on the
demand side and the supply side.  

Come to the workshop,
meet fellow community leaders; environmental justice and public health
activists; concerned residents and share your ideas with the decision-makers
about the key issues that CalEPA should focus on such as the importance of
creating health and safety buffer zones around residential neighborhoods,
creating robust workforce development strategies, and planned phase out of oil
drilling and other fossil fuel operations.

Petition: Don’t let Trump and Big Oil dredge the San Francisco Bay

Sign the petition! This dredging project is the latest attack on California by the Trump administration and Big Oil and is part and parcel of previous attempts to expand offshore oil drilling and open public lands to oil and gas leasing.  Join us in calling on the federal representatives of this region to do everything in their power to stand with their constituents and oppose this misguided project.

NEW: California Climate Emissions Fact Sheet

See Fact Sheet HERE. State policy has not really cut climate pollution, mainly because of the oil sector expansion state officials aren’t talking about!

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