CBE Updates

Tesoro Refinery Expansion Crude Oil Switch

We have an UPDATED fact sheet on Tesoro’s expansion project. We need you to write to AQMD and tell them to send the Tesoro Project Environmental Impact Report (EIR) back as a draft. [Fact sheet and Sample Letter]

Tesoro’s LARIC Project in Wilmington intertwined with a proposed shipping terminal project in Vancouver, Washington.

Even out-of-state Mayors and City officials are writing to Los Angeles Mayor, Eric Garcetti over their concerns about Tesoro’s LA plans. Joint Letter from Pacific NW Officials to Mayor Garectti and Mayor Garcetti’s Letter to SCAQMD.

 This Bay Area Proposal Would Strike a Huge Blow to the Dirtiest Forms of Oil Production (2/2/2017)

Read this article in the Nation featuring work by CBE’s Richmond team advocating for an emissions cap to prevent refineries in the Bay Area from converting dirtier-burning oils into fuels.


Is California climate law worsening pollution in communities of color? (2/2/2017)

Read this news story in KPCC featuring CBE member Magali Sanchez Hall, discussing the affect of refinery emissions on her health, and her community.

NYT Editorial on youth group lawsuit and oil advocacy (1/30/2017)

 Read about Communities for a Better Environment’s Youth for EJ lawsuit in The New York Times Editorial featuring community leader Giselle Cabrera, and how our City can better protect communities from oil drilling dangers.



CBE Stands For Sancturary

[Read Full CBE Statement] In light of the deportation threats, degrading and racist statements and violent hate crimes that are directed daily to immigrants and people of color across the nation, Communities for a Better Environment strongly …….

Roadmaps to Resiliency

CARE has Launched their Roadmap to Resilience for Wilmington and Richmond! Read the manual created thanks to the community!

BREAKING: L.A. Youth Groups Challenge Oil Industry’s Retaliatory SLAPP Suit

After Settlement of Legal Challenge to City’s Drilling Practices, Oil Lobby Group Sues Young Plaintiffs to Chill Their Right to Petition. Click HERE to learn more on Youth EJ SLAPP Suit



Welcome Jaimini!

Thank You  to the VABANC Law Foundation for Sponsoring CBE’s New Legal Fellow, Jaimini Parekh! jaimini-pic

L.A. Youth Achieve Victory in Historic Oil Drilling Lawsuit


We know you’ve been waiting to hear, and we’ve got some good news for you! Share our announcement and let’s celebrate this Youth for Environmental Justice victory! Press release CLICK HERE

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