CBE Updates

Help pass AB 1330: Environmental Justice Act

[Sign the petition] 7.8 million Californian’s, mostly people of color, live in communities overburdened by pollution. This harms people’s health and strangles local economies. AB 1330 will help transform these toxic hotspots into thriving communities. Read the fact sheet.

Executive Director transition at CBE

[Transition statement] I have been the executive director of Communities for a Better Environment (CBE) for eight, incredible, challenging, and gratifying years.

Hazardous emissions from Exide facility

South East LA has been concerned about toxic emissions from Exide’s Vernon facility for over fifteen years. CBE has been calling public attention to the health and safety risks that this facility’s operations pose to the surrounding community… read more.

CBE is Hiring

East Oakland Community Organizer (Deadline Friday Aug, 30): The Community Organizer position will be responsible for executing our organizing and outreach plans to build CBE’s base through strategies of building healthier and greener communities. Read more.

CBE and Allies File Suit to Demand a Smarter Growth Plan from Agencies

CBE, Earthjustice and Sierra Club challenge Bay Area transit agencies for failing to protect the health of vulnerable communities along the Bay Area’s transportation corridors, for failing to ensure access to affordable housing for Bay Area residents, and for failing to adequately address the displacement of low income communities and communities of color. Read the press release here. Read the legal petition here.

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Draft state report outlines steps to improve safety

[full report] The State’s Interagency Working Group on Refinery Safety released its draft report outlining steps and recommendations to improve public and worker safety at and near the state’s oil refineries.

Response to Obama’s Climate Action Plan

Communities on the frontlines of the impacts of climate change are all too aware of the urgency President Obama articulated in framing the Climate Action Plan… Read more.

CBE Analysis of AB 26 Amendments

CBE stands OPPOSED to AB 26 (Bonilla). AB 26 as amended would prioritize refineries for public money from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund… (Read more)

Toxic Hotspots Closer to a Cleaner and Greener Reality

On June 19th, the Los Angeles City Council voted 12-0 to direct the City Planning Department to research, analyze and draft Clean Up Green Up policy recommendations for Boyle Heights, Pacoima and Wilmington. Clean Up Green up will help create more green businesses, green spaces, and reduce the pollution harming the health of residents. Read more about this victory.

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