SoCal Webinar: Proposed Refinery Rule 1109.1, Wednesday, June 30th, 2021 6-7:30pm

(Full Event Details) Join us for a community webinar to learn more about Proposed Rule 1109.1, a regulation that will reduce emissions from oil refineries in Southern California. Come learn how you can get involved in passing a strong refinery rule in our region!

Register: bit.ly/rule1109

Seminario web comunitario para obtener más información sobre la Regla propuesta 1109.1, una regulación que reducirá las emisiones de las refinerías de petróleo en el sur de California. ¡Venga y aprenda cómo puede participar para aprobar una regla de refinería sólida en nuestra región!

Cohosted by Earthjustice and East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice

Juneteenth

(Full post) Juneteenth (June 19th), Communities for a Better Environment is closed to celebrate Black liberation, dreams, and joy in community. ✊🏿 ✊🏿 ✊🏿  

Juneteenth is the day that honors Black freedom, resistance, and Black people’s contribution to the ongoing struggle for justice for all. However, you honor Juneteenth, we hope that this day inspires you to take action for the abolition of oppressive power structures and in celebration of Black power.  

To read our full statement click here.

Join us at the Black led actions and celebrations in communities near where CBE organizes. 

 
NORCAL:  

East Oakland: Black Cultural Zone’s Akoma Market:  https://blacklovethrives.com/     

Richmond:  Caravan and Rally   
Bay Area: List of events  
 

SOCAL:  

Leimert Park Rising   

South Bay: List of events  

Los Angeles: List of events     

In solidarity,  

Communities for A Better Environment

Proposed Rule 6-5 : Facts and Myths

(Full post) Rule 6-5 will improve public health and save lives, particularly in environmental justice communities, while creating thousands of jobs. However, the refineries have been spreading misinformation about this rule in a last-ditch effort to confuse politicians, and ultimately pass a weaker, more dangerous rule at a deadly cost to residents’ lives. The refineries and oil industry have a history of deception, manipulating information only to protect their profits at all costs. To straighten out the record, here are some of the most egregious lies, twisted facts, and the truth about them. To read the full fact sheet click here.

South East Los Angeles: Housing Element Workshop 6/16/21 at 7pm

(Full Event Details) The city of Huntington Park recently held a housing element workshop. Did you see the signs around town? Were you wondering what that was about? We will be hosting our own housing element workshop, on Wednesday, June 16th, at 7pm! Come hear an update on our lawsuit against the city and learn why equitable housing elements are crucial to housing justice!

JOIN: https://zoom.us/join ID: 961 1982 5593 Passcode: 671202

Recientemente, la ciudad de Huntington Park realizó un taller de elementos de vivienda. ¿Viste los letreros en la ciudad? ¿Te estabas preguntando de qué se trataba? Bueno, ¡tendremos nuestro propio taller de elementos de vivienda, el miércoles 16 de junio a las 7 pm! ¡Venga a escuchar una actualización sobre nuestra demanda contra la ciudad y descubra por qué los elementos de vivienda equitativa son cruciales para la justicia de viviendas!

Cohosts: @disabilityrightsca@pilpca

Bay Area, Urge the Air District to Adopt a Strong Refinery Pollution Rule- 3 ways to help!

(Full Post)On June 2nd, the Bay Area Air District will be voting on whether to take strong regulatory action against Chevron and force the facility to make dramatic pollution cuts. After seeing the stark health impact data and hearing from community members like you, the Advisory Council of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (Air District) recommended that the Air District take “maximum feasible action within its authority to reduce emissions from [particulate matter] sources, prioritizing the most impacted areas.” However, Big Oil and its allies are lobbying aggressively against the rule, distorting facts and making false claims about the rule. 

We cannot afford to lose this intergenerational fight for environmental justice. Our lungs cannot afford it. 

The Air District must protect community health and truly bring “A HEALTHY BREATHING ENVIRONMENT FOR EVERY BAY AREA RESIDENT.” Help us we ultimately chart the path towards a future #BeyondChevron for Richmond.

Here are three ways you can support to make sure the Board votes the right way!

  1. Attend an action at the Air District Headquarters at 10AM Tuesday June 1st! Join community youth members and organizations to tell the Board members we need them to vote the right way to protect community health. You can RSVP here.
  2. Sign the petition!
  3. Send an email to Air District Board members! Tell them your story about why you need them to vote the right way. 

East Oakland: AB&I Health Risk Impacts, Friday, May 7th 5:30pm

(Full Event Details) Please Join us Friday at 5:30 in collaboration with BAAQMD (Bay Area Air Management District) in order to learn about the AB&I Foundry’s Health Impacts! Spread the word! RSVP @ http://bit.ly/HRAWorkshop ———-Unase con nosotros este Viernes, Mayo 7 en colaboracion entre CBE Y BAAQMD (Distrito para el Control de la Calidad de Aire del Area de la Bahia) para aprender cualos son los impactos a la salud personal por la fundidora AB&I en East Okland. RSVP @ http://bit.ly/HRAWorkshop

Environmental Protection Agency Nixes Metro and Caltrans’ Current Plan for Expanding Lower 710 Freeway

(Click for full post ) This is huge/ confirms what we already knew. Alternative(5c) that was picked did NOTHING to improve air quality for hundreds that live along the corridor. 20+ yrs of organizing on 710 freeway alongside CEHAJ and we will continue to fight for a cleaner project that doesn’t displace people, includes local hire, and commits to a zero-emissions corridor.