Richmond: Toxics & Resilience Tour, February 4, 2023 from 9am-12:30pm

(Full Event Details)🌱Join CBE on Saturday, February 4th at 9:00AM-12:30PM (ages 13-25) to come learn more about the fight for clean air and a Just Transition. The Toxics and Resilience Tour for Youth will be meeting at Richmond Bart Station at 9:00AM! Please sign up by January, 30th and for any questions contact zolboo@cbecal.org

COVID Safety Measures: wear masks/ masks will be provided and testing is provided morning of the event!
🌻 Sign up link: http://bit.ly/3Dbhra7

East Oakland: Virtual Community Meeting, January 27, 2023 from 6-8pm

(Full Event Details) Join our Virtual Community Meeting on Friday, January 27, 6:00-8:00pm on zoom! Come and learn about the work that is happening in the community of East Oakland and what we are doing to get us one step closer to environmental justice. Help us keep polluters accountable!

For more information:
Adele Watts- adele@cbecal.org

Únase a nuestro Reunión de la Comunidad Virtual el Viernes, 27 de Enero 6:00pm a 8:00pm en Zoom. Venga y conozca el trabajo que se está realizando en la comunidad de East Oakland y lo que estamos haciendo para acercarnos un paso más a la justicia ambiental. ¡Ayúdenos a responsabilizar a los contaminadores!

Más información:
Silvia Guzman – silvia1356guzman@gmail.com

Wilmington Resident/ EJ Supporters Action Alert-Show up & speak out at the Warren oil drilling hearing! January 19, 2023 @ 10am

(Full Event Details) CALL INTO THE ZONING ADMINISTRATOR HEARING!

We call on the Los Angeles Zoning Administrator (Z.A.), and the city of Los Angeles to prioritize community health and safety by enforcing the law against Warren Resources, one of Wilmington’s biggest polluters. Warren Resources, an oil company operating in the Wilmington Neighborhood of Los Angeles, operates hundreds of wells near community and adjacent to a little league baseball field. Warren was issued an Order to Comply in 2022 for conducting unpermitted oil drilling operations in violation of the Municipal Code, because it lacked City approval.

They misrepresented information in their oil drilling applications to CALGEM (State agency) in violation of LA Municipal Code… to keep their profits growing while their neighbors’ health continued to bare the impacts of their selfish decisions.

WARREN RESOURCES YOU ARE A FRAUD!

Support by calling into the Zoning Administrator hearing tomorrow at 10am to provide public comment after the presentations. ZOOM LINK https://planning-lacity-org.zoom.us/j/84699393620

Or call in: 669-900-9128 Meeting ID: 846 9939 3920 Passcode: 542056

Tell the Z.A. you oppose Warren’s appeal of their order to comply, their disregard of city law and indifference to polluting the community, and urge them to prioritize the health and safety of their constituents. They do not have the right to drill indefinitely.

Los Angeles: Tenant Legal Workshop, Wednesday January 25, 2023 at 6pm

(Full Event Details) ¡Únase a nuestro taller legal! ¿Tiene problemas con su arrendador? ¿Estás siendo acosado? ¿Quieres saber cuáles son tus protecciones?🏡📝💻

Zoom: Bit.ly/workshopcbe ☎️: +1 669 900 6833 Meeting ID: 831 7792 1465

Join our Tenant Legal Workshops! Are you having problems with your landlord? Are you being harassed? Do you want to know what your protections are? 🏡📝

The Final Scoping Plan Vote!

(Full post) In 2022, you changed the way that climate plans get written. As California’s top air regulators put together their 20-year climate blueprint for California this year, thousands of people joined us in taking action to demand a climate plan that puts us on a path to a future beyond oil and gas where our families are safe from toxic pollution, asthma, and cancer.

Together, we sent over 10,000 letters to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and placed hundreds of calls to Governor Newsom. We held community meetings and rallies from Richmond to the Central Valley, and turned out in force to meeting after meeting in Sacramento.

In response, CARB made changes to the plan that will have huge implications for communities across California. The final Scoping Plan, which CARB voted on yesterday:

✅Stops the expansion of dirty gas power plants, investing instead in offshore wind.

✅Doubles the state’s targets for reducing Vehicle Miles Traveled – meaning more mass transit for all.

Creates a multi-agency process to coordinate the phaseout of oil extraction and refining in California.

Together, these changes mean that communities like ours across the state will breathe cleaner air and live in healthier neighborhoods, and be able to walk, bike, and commute to work and school more easily.

However, major elements of the final plan will bring real harm to our communities and our climate. Alarmingly, the final plan still relies far too heavily on carbon capture schemes, which could keep fossil fuel infrastructure online indefinitely, in addition to subsidies for fuel sources like dirty hydrogen and biofuels that increase pollution in California’s working-class communities of color.

In the coming years, we will need to fight to make sure that the burden of the energy transition doesn’t fall on the communities already hit hardest by pollution. 

At the meeting yesterday, CARB members and the Chair spoke in support of a permanent Environmental Justice Advisory Committee, which was instrumental in lifting up the voices and perspective of frontline communities in this year’s Scoping Plan Update. They also confirmed that there will be a dedicated process in 2023 to create rules regulating proposals for new Carbon Capture and Storage projects in California. These are procedural changes that our advocates have been calling for and that create real opportunities for us to make sure frontline voices are centered at CARB in the next few years.
But for right now, we should celebrate our wins. Whether you wrote a letter, called, marched, rallied, gave public comment, or engaged on social media – thank you for standing in solidarity with California’s frontline communities this year.

Los Angeles: New Member Orientation, November 19th, 11am

(Full Event Details) Join us at our upcoming new member orientation on November 19th at 11am. We will be covering various toxic sites and discussing the resistance happening near you. We will also cover how you can join us as a CBE member and beyond. Hope to see you there!

Zoom: bit.ly/CBEorientation

¡Únase a nosotros en nuestra próxima orientación para nuevos miembros el 19 de noviembre a las 11 am!- Cubriremos varios sitios tóxicos y discutiremos la resistencia que está ocurriendo cerca de usted. También cubriremos cómo puede unirse a nosotros como miembro de CBE y más allá.

CBE Statement on Racist Comments by Los Angeles City Councilmembers Nury Martinez, Gil Cedillo, Kevin De León, and former LA County Fed President Ron Herrera

(Full post) Councilmembers Nury Martinez, Gil Cedillo, and Kevin de León must resign NOW!  We denounce the racist, violent, anti-Black, anti-Indigenous, and homophobic rhetoric heard in the leaked audio from public servants and a labor leader, some of whom CBE has worked with closely in pursuit of environmental health and justice. These Councilmembers and former labor leader have betrayed our trust, the trust of their constituents, and communities across Los Angeles. We demand accountability for their racism and assault upon democracy. There is no place for bigotry in the movement for environmental justice.

Community members are the true voices of Los Angeles. No politician or city leader can take away from the beauty, power, and worth of the Black American/ African American/ African Descent, Indigenous, Central/ South American, and Latine/Latinx communities in LA. CBE is committed to centering and advancing the rights and dignity of multiracial, multiethnic, LGBTQIA+, tenants, families, and children in Los Angeles and across the state.  We are fighting to dismantle institutional and systemic racism, white advantage, settler colonialism, and anti-Blackness that is pervasive and divisive.  

The recorded backroom conversations are indicative of gerrymandering. Equally troubling is that Latine/x Councilmembers Martinez, Cedillo, and De León’s callous plans to remove assets from Black communities are reminiscent of redlining, a historically discriminatory practice that limited resources and services to communities based on racial characteristics, which still affects these communities today. In addition to voicing repugnant views, we believe that these three councilmembers may have violated California’s vital sunshine law, the Brown Act, whose purpose is to prevent backroom, biased decision-making. Therefore, we ask for a full investigation into these conversations and the historical actions of these council members. CBE joins allies in the call to reevaluate the redistricting process, as we also believe that these councilmembers were actively strategizing to erase Black political power.  

Far too often in our communities, some people embody white advantage ideals and actions to compete for resources and power. As we collectively move towards a Just Transition and towards a better way of being, we must address bigotries so as not to replicate the same policies and actions that got us here. 

Angelenos deserve elected officials who value the richness of diversity and work towards building our collective power and liberation. Unity and solidarity are needed now more than ever. We join our movement partners to demand the immediate resignation of Martinez, Cedillo, and De León. Together, we can root out people who aim to divide us, move forward in electing the representation communities deserve, and deliver on equity and justice

East Oakland: Leadership Academy 11/28, 12/1- 12/4, 12/10

(Full Event Details) CBE EAST OAKLAND is having their annual Leadership Academy! This is a great time to learn about the Environmental Justice work that is happening in your community. We will cover emergency disaster training, preparedness, and so much more!

Academy days:

• November 28th

•December 1st- 4th

•December 10th

Sign up by October 15th

bit.ly/CBERLA22 Stipends available

California General Elections, November 8th, Register to Vote!

(Full Event Details) ¡Las elecciones generales están a la vuelta! ¡Asegúrese de que está listo para votar registrese ahora! Visite nuestro enlace Rock the Vote para garantizar que se escuche tu voz. Asegúrese de registrarse antes del 24 de octubre.

Register/Regístrese: bit.ly/ejvoter2022

The Nov 8 elections are coming up quick! Make sure you are ready to vote by registering now! Visit our Rock the Vote link for an easy way to ensure your voice is heard!  Make sure to register before October 24th!Register at bit.ly/ejvoter2022