What’s New

Mayor Eric Garcetti Releases L.A.’s Green New Deal

Full CBE Press Release here.

“As the City begins to implement this plan, we
urge Mayor Garcetti and the City Council to prioritize environmental justice
issues such as: putting in place a 2,500-foot health and safety buffer for new
and existing oil drilling operations; mandating Valero refinery in Wilmington that
uses extremely dangerous and deadly modified hydrofluoric acid in its refining
process to switch to safer alternatives; and continuing to work with community-based
organizations for aggressively reducing cumulative impacts of pollution in
Clean Up-Green Up Communities such as Wilmington.”

VISIÓN Advocates for a Future Free of Oil & Gas Extraction in Our Communities

Full Press Release HERE.

“California needs to show leadership in creating good policies that protect the health of communities near fossil fuel operations, and this health and safety buffer zone proposal is a real solution which also demonstrates that Sacramento cares about our communities,” said Ashley Hernandez a Youth Organizer with Communities for a Better Environment who lives across the street from Warren E&P, one of the largest drilling sites in Wilmington, in Los Angeles County.

We Won our Constitutional Case Against the California Energy Commission!

FULL Center for Biological Diversity press release here: http://bit.ly/2XobbF0

“‘Over the last two decades, CBE has had to fight new polluting power plants in our communities again and again,’ said CBE legal director Shana Lazerow. ‘Based on our experience, the Energy Commission is completely confident that it need never justify its decisions in any court of law. This decision ends the unconstitutional bar to Superior Court review, opening the door for communities who would have to pay the price with their health and safety.’”

New Fact Sheet: Scrub Chevron’s Catalytic Cracking Emissions to Save Lives in Richmond Now

In this new Fact Sheet, CBE documents feasible, immediately needed action to cut air pollution from Chevron’s refinery.
Join #CBERichmond to demand that the Bay Area Air Quality Management District strengthen its Rule 6-5 to require Chevron’s fluid catalytic cracking unit (FCCU) emission cuts that can be achieved by wet scrubbing NOW.

Act now: Contact Andrés Soto (510.282.5363; andres@cbecal.org) or Zolboo Namkhaidorj(510.495.7959; zolboo@cbecal.org).

CBE is hiring a new Development Associate!

Click here to see job application. Position will remain open until filled.

Press Release on 3/7/2019 TownHall in Rodeo to discuss Tar Sands Expansion Proposal

CLICK HERE for the press release. Community members engaged in a very important discussion regarding the proposed tar sands expansion of the Phillip’s 66 San Francisco Refinery.

Huntington Park Special Election. March 5, 2019

Voters will cast an advisory vote for Measure C and vote for a candidate to fill the LAUSD District 5 Board seat. Vote No on Measure C. Vota No el la Medida C.

Settlement Wins Protections at Bakersfield Oil Train Terminal

Read the FULL press release HERE.

This settlement will reduce air emissions and increase safety at the largest crude-by-rail terminal operating in California!

WE WON! “Court Rejects Oil Industry’s Retaliatory Lawsuit Against L.A. Youth Groups”

Read the full Press Release HERE.

Youth presides over oil industry! A lot of work went into this! Thank you to everyone that worked with us to make this a reality.

Letter by broad coalition to SCAQMD urging an immediate phase out of MHF chemical in Torrance and Wilmington (Los Angeles) Valero refineries

CBE and allies submitted THIS LETTER to SCAQMD board to urge them to place community and worker safety over Big Oil interests by phasing out MHF NOW!

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