CBE Updates

For Immediate Release: Beyond the Red Dots

Lives beyond the red dots and on the frontline need the power and knowledge to advocate for change. Read CBE East Oakland’s press release on EDF and Google Cars mapping of air pollution in East Oakland here!

Charge Ahead California Leading With Equity Programs To Bring Zero-Emission Electric Vehicles to CA’s Most Disadvantaged Communities

Low-income communities of color impacted by tailpipe pollution can benefit from equity programs-incentives & rebates, electric vehicle car sharing, vehicle retirement & replacement, and financing assistance-that are at the heart of Charge Ahead CA. Click here for more information!

For Immediate Release: Air District Approves Tesoro Plan for West Coast’s Largest Oil Refinery Despite Looming Pollution Threat to Neighbors

On the night of May 12, South Coast Air Quality Management District announced their approval of the massive Tesoro oil refinery merger and expansion project. Read our PRESS RELEASE 

People’s Climate March Los Angeles: Thousands March in Wilmington to Resist Tesoro Expansion

Our communities and allies including at least two thousand people came together April 29th and marched right up to the gates of the Tesoro LA Refinery. See our No Tesoro Los Angeles Expansion page

Unite to Resist at the #PeoplesClimateMarch on April 29th

We are uniting and resisting the Tesoro refinery crude oil invasion to the West Coast and its connection to Dakota Access! Join #PeoplesClimateMarchLA with frontline communities fighting for Environmental Justice! Learn more here!

One Year after Clean Up Green Up became City ordinance

Meet Magali and Ruben! One year ago we passed #CleanUpGreenUpLA
The goal to transform TOXIC HOT SPOTS by improving public health and air quality. Today in an effort to protect our communities special districts, or GREEN ZONES have been set in place, to target pollution prevention, reduction and creating a healthier LA along the way. Magali and Ruben are our small business outreach team connecting Wilmington businesses with Green investment opportunities! Thank you Magali Sanchez-Hall and Ruben Hoyos!

State Weighs in For Caps on Bay Area Refinery Toxic and Climate Pollution

This precedent setting measure would prevent a massive emissions increase from planned refinery projects for higher-emitting tar sands oil feeds. Full news release here!

CBE Slide Presentation on Rule 12-16 for BAAQMD Workshops

Recenty, Greg Karras, CBE Senior Scientist, gave a presentation on Rule 12-16, which would place a numeric cap on refinery emissions, during BAAQMD’s “Workshops on Draft Emission Reduction Rules” in Benicia and Richmond. Click here to see the presentation slides!

Want to learn more about Rule 12-16? Click here to learn more about this proposed rule on refinery-wide emissions caps!

CBE Victory! San Luis Obispo Board of Supervisors Denies Phillips 66’s Oil Trains Project

“This is a tremendous victory for all the communities up-rail from this project like Richmond and another major defeat for Big Oil Infrastructure. This is a clear indication that people power can win over corporate power.” – Andres Soto, CBE Richmond Organizer

Read the full press release here!

Scott Pruitt, confirmed as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, is a danger to local and global communities

[Read full CBE StatementPruitt is an unapologetic climate change denier and a close ally of the fossil fuel industry, big agriculture, and factory farming. Stand with frontline communities to help us fight back!  > DONATE NOW <


Allowing Pruitt to be at the helm of our nation’s most critical agency to protect every person’s right to healthy air, water, and soil and from environmental racism is reckless and dangerous.

While the polluting and carbon-emitting industries endanger our collective global home, it is communities of color and low-income people who suffer the most immediate and serious impacts — whether they be in Wilmington, Oakland, Flint, the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, or indigenous communities throughout the world.  

Front-line communities of color in California are assaulted daily from multiple oil refineries, oil extraction, natural gas power plants, and toxic facilities that threaten their safety and life expectancy.  

These communities have been leading the fight in our state to protect public health and our environment, all while continuing to be under-resourced in their advocacy efforts.

Now, more than ever, we must come together against Pruitt and the protections he will attempt to dismantle. We further ask that, while advocacy work rightly increases at the federal level, allies and advocates also remain at our side as we continue to do the critical, leading-edge work in front-line communities. It is our duty to persist and prevail. 

Help us continue to protect frontline communities.  DONATE NOW 
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