CBE Updates

Coalition Prompts Big Step Forward Against I-710 Expansion

An overflowing room of concerned residents during a public hearing convinced a Caltrans advisory committee to vote unanimously to consider a more sustainable community plan (Community Alternative 7) for the I-710 expansion.  For years various public agencies have sought to expand the I-710 freeway, which will bring more traffic and air pollution to Southeast LA.  We’re one step closer toward realizing the communities’ vision of a healthier I-710 corridor.  This victory was made possible by the Coalition for Environmental Health and Justice (CEHAJ), which includes CBE.

New Collaborative Forms to Improve Practices in Oil Refining Industry

The $1 million in fines for willful and serious safety violations issued by Cal/OSHA today against the Chevron Corporation should be a wake-up call for the Bay Area.  Read More.

CBE Stands in Solidarity with Idle No More

CBE, as a member of the Climate Justice Alignment, stands with Idle No More and their fight for Indigenous sovereignty.  Read more.

Year in Review: 2012

CBE secured a number of environmental justice gains for low-income communities of color in 2012.  Click here to view some of our achievements in the past year.

Obama Wins – New Direction Needed

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE SHOULD BE A PRESIDENTIAL PRIORITY.  Click here to read this article by Bill Gallegos.

CBE Stands with Those Impacted by Sandy

CBE stands with community-based organizations and communities impacted by Superstorm Sandy.  Read this statement of solidarity from Movement Generation.

Chevron fire exposes unsafe crude switch

Chevron’s August 2012 Richmond refinery fire that injured six workers and sent 15,124 residents to the hospital spotlights a growing safety threat.  Read more.

Environmental Justice Scorecard

When you go to the polls consider using our Environmental Justice Scorecard, highlighting the California propositions that are a priority for EJ communities. Or refer to a complete listing our proposition endorsements in the CBE 2012 Voter Guide.

What’s Up with California’s Gas Prices?

Families choking on the air pollution from unsafe refining practices were hit again when state gasoline prices rose sharply July 30–October 8, 2012.  Read the fact sheet here.

CBE Comments regarding the I-710 widening project DEIR/EIS

CBE, as part of the Coalition for Environmental Health and Justice, submits comments on the I-710 widening project DEIR/EIS, and puts forth “Community Alternative 7” to the project.  Read the comments and proposed alternative here.

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