CBE Updates

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.

Chemical Safety Board unanimously approves refinery safety recommendations

CBE testifies on dirty crude versus inherently safer technology at landmark federal hearing on Chevron’s 2012 Richmond refinery fire.  Read Senior Scientist, Greg Karras’s testimony.  View the CSB’s animated video of last years refinery fire.

Chemical Safety Board Calls for Tougher Rules on Refineries

Read this San Francisco Chronicle article.

Community groups seek Chevron refinery corrosion repairs for clean, safe jobs

CBE and the Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN) petitioned the Richmond Planning Commission today to declare parts of the Chevron Richmond refinery “dangerous building conditions”… Read this news release.  Read the petition to the Richmond Planning Commission.  Read the fact sheet about corrosion at the Richmond refinery.

Groups seek probe into low-grade crude shipments to LA refineries

Help bring more media attention to this story today by adding your comments in this LA Times article.

Ten Things Big Oil Doesn’t Want You to Know About California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard

Read this fact sheet.

Community Celebrates New School and Park Opening on the Site of a Former Toxic Concrete Mountain

Friday, March 8, Communities for a Better Environment (CBE), the City of Huntington Park, the Los Angeles Unified School District, elected officials and the community will celebrate the ribbon cutting of Linda Esperanza Marquez High School.  Read more.

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