(Full Event Details) Our first tenant legal clinic of 2022 is next Wednesday, Jan 19th @ 6PM. 🎉 Come and learn your rights to stay protected in the new year. Did you receive an eviction notice?🚪🔑📝Are you unable to pay your rent due to covid? 😷💰🏠Is your landlord harassing you? 🚪🚫💢As tenant protections keep changing, we are here to answer your questions!
🎊Nuestra primera clínica legal para inquilines de 2022 es el próximo miércoles 19 de enero a las 6 p.m. 🎉 Ven y conoce tus derechos para estar protegido en el nuevo año.¿Recibió un aviso/nota de desalojo?¿No puede pagar la renta debido al covid?¿Su propietario te está acosando? Como las protecciones para inquilinos siguen cambiando, ¡estamos aquí para responder sus preguntas!
(Full Post) The Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing (SOMAH) Program has an exciting opportunity for local visual artists to create two 3-minute videos for Californians that provide energy efficiency and conservation tips for environmental justice communities. This is a paid opportunity. Applicants do not need prior experience with environmental justice work but must demonstrate a passion to impact their community.
(Full Post) Wilmington, CA– United States Secretary of the Interior, Deb Haaland traveled to California this week, making stops in Wilmington, an environmental justice neighborhood in the Harbor region of Los Angeles, California. Secretary Haaland is the first Native American to hold a cabinet position and first Secretary of the Interior to join Communities for a Better Environment (CBE) for a toxic tour to bear witness to the adverse health and safety impacts associated with neighborhood oil drilling, and the threat that idle and orphan oil wells pose to frontline communities. (Read more here)
(Full Event Details)Become a Member of CBE! ¡Conviértete en miembro de CBE! Join us for our next New Member Orientation on November 17th at 6pm! We will be covering various toxic sites and discussing the resistance happening throughout Southeast LA and Wilmington. We will also discuss how you can join us as a CBE member and beyond!
¡Únase a nosotros en nuestra próxima orientación para nuevos miembros el 17 de noviembre a las 6 pm! Cubriremos varios sitios tóxicos y discutiremos la resistencia que está ocurriendo en todo el sureste de Los Ángeles y Wilmington. ¡Ven a conocer cómo puedes convertirte en miembro de CBE!
For more information/ Para más información: 323.391.3112.
(Full Post) Nov. 5th, 2021, in the South Coast Air District, CBE and our allies won adoption of the biggest refinery regulation SCAQMD has adopted in decades – Rule 1109.1 — to cut emissions from massive refinery Boilers & Heaters, which drive refinery energy and put out invisible pollution constantly.
Alicia Rivera (CBE’s Wilmington Community Organizer) said: “This rule is long overdue — it’s finally going to do what the failed RECLAIM pollution trading program did not do for over 20 years – reduce Nitrogen Oxides at oil refineries by millions of pounds per year. These emissions affect people’s breathing, exacerbate asthma, and create all this smog. The rule will provide some justice for communities such as Wilmington most exposed due to being so close to the refineries.” (For general background, see our earlier CBE factsheet explaining Refinery Boilers & Heaters.)
Now refineries will be mandated to install pollution controls available for decades. Although this is an important step forward, the refineries were able to win weakening provisions allowing “alternative” compliance plans. It will be key to follow up during rule implementation, to ensure they don’t game the system.
(Full Post) Today we celebrate the step forward for public health, the safety of our families and their children. We applaud this brave rule from the Newsom administration and know it will be met with misinformation from the oil and gas industry. The same way that Big oil and gas joined forces with the detention center industry, white supremacists, and luxury real estate to try and capture the Governorship, we know that they will try to oppose this rule and continue raking in profits. After more than two years of delay, we celebrate this rule.
“Wilmington families have been living with the dangerous impacts of oil drilling for too long. The Governor’s announcement of a 3,200 ft setback shows us that the Newsom administration is listening to the science and the frontlines. With this 3,200 foot setback, Newsom’s administration is telling the world they care about righting these wrongs that continue to pollute our lungs – now we need them to make it law. Countless frontline environmental justice communities have been waiting for this rule and we look forward to engaging in the process to ensure that workers and communities are protected as this rule is finalized.”
Wendy, Wilmington Community Member, Communities for a Better Environment Intern
“Today, California took a critical step forward for public health and the safety of our families and children,” said Darryl Molina Sarmiento, Executive Director of Communities for a Better Environment. “By creating a framework to end harmful oil drilling near communities, California is prioritizing front-line residents most impacted by harmful pollution while working towards a healthy equitable transition. We will continue to engage with the Governor’s Office in the next few months to secure a final health and safety setback regulation at CalGEM that offers strong protections for front-line neighborhoods impacted by oil drilling. The fight isn’t over. We need drilling operations phased out in our communities, with robust plans put in place to protect workers and communities.” Read more…
Currently, 2.17 million residents live within 2500 feet of an oil and gas well: that’s roughly 1 in 20 Californians. Of the 600+permits that have been granted for oil & gas sites in our neighborhoods in the last 2 years, >450 are for existing drill sites.
Your voice matters. We have 60 days to get comments in and urge for the strongest protections. Customize your comment if you have extra time. Give your public comment here and tell @calconservation @cagovernor @UduakJoe to end environmental injustices like these in California!
(Full post) ¿Desea aprender mas herramientas de liderazgo? Unase al movimiento de la justicia ambiental! Aprenda que es, porque es importante, y vea las luchas para un medio ambiente mejor en su comunidad del sureste de los angeles. La Academia de Lideres Comunitarios empieza pronto! Para registrarse, haga clic aqui.
Dias de la academia (5-7pm): Octubre 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 y noviembre 5
(Full Event Details) Community meeting on the 710 south freeway expansion project. We will share info on the 20-year fight to ensure that our communities are prioritized by Caltrans and Metro. This public meeting is for anyone and everyone that lives near the 710 freeway. Politicians and their staff will not be permitted to join this meeting.
Sábado, 25 de septiembre: Reunión comunitaria sobre el proyecto de expansión de la autopista #710. Compartiremos información sobre la lucha de 20 años para asegurar que nuestras comunidades sean priorizadas por Caltrans y Metro. Esta reunión pública es para cualquier persona que viva cerca de la autopista 710. Los políticos y su personal no podrán unirse a esta reunión.
(Full post) We need YOUR support! Please take a moment to submit a written public comment to urge the Regional Planning Commission to push for a stronger Green Zones (GZ) Ordinance that offers true community protection. Comments must be submitted by September 21st, 2021 at noon. http://Bit.ly/gzcomment
While the GZ Ordinance was created to address industrial issues near people in unincorporated communities, we need it to push for rezoning and more consistent land use practices. We need to continue to protect the health and quality of life of those who have been historically and disproportionately impacted by multiple polluting sources. Link is above and it takes 2 minutes to complete!!!
¡Necesitamos su apoyo! Por favor tóme un momento para enviar un comentario público a la Comisión de Planificación Regional. Queremos una Ordenanza de Zonas Verdes que sea fuerte para asegurar que ofrezca proteccion a la salud de las comunidades.
http://Bit.ly/gzcomment/ La Ordenanza de Zonas Verdes se creó para abordar problemas industriales cerca de personas en comunidades que no son incorporadas, la necesitamos para urgir la rezonificación y prácticas de uso de la tierra. Queremos mejorar la salud pública y la calidad de vida en comunidades que históricamente han sido afectadas por múltiples fuentes de contaminantes.¡El enlace está arriba y tarda 2 minutos en completarse!