CBE Updates

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.

Workers and community comment on BAAQMD dirty oil rule

For the first time refinery workers and community groups have proposed a specific approach to preventing the potentially catastrophic impacts from increased emissions caused by refining “dirtier” grades of oil.  Read more.

CBE urges California Senate to vote no on AB 26

Read our letter opposing AB 26.

Lawsuit Filed to Help Communities Fight Power Plant Air Pollution

Concerned public denied constitutional rights to challenge California Energy Commission permits. Read the press release.

East Oakland gains another victory for Environmental Justice

City Council unanimously passed a 180-day extension for the Emergency Ordinance that requires any new crematoriums in Oakland to first, obtain a Major Conditional Use Permit. Click here to read more. Para Espanol has clique aqui.

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