How We’re Resisting Climate in Wilmington, CA
Wilmington, California, a neighborhood nestled between heavy industry in the City of Los Angeles, where I grew up and now work, is caught in a climate change battle. For generations, residents have suffered from the impacts of climate change… Read More>>>
SOMAH Project Completed in Central Valley
The Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing (SOMAH) Program addresses the disproportionate energy burden that Californians living in low-income and environmental justice communities encounter. For the multigenerational families of Sand Creek Apartments, a 60-unit multifamily affordable housing community located in Orosi, CA… Read More>>>
Communities for a Better Environment honors and celebrates the countless achievements, contributions and sacrifices that Black Americans have made throughout U.S. hxstory, as well as the lived and shared experiences of Black Americans and African Americans that have shaped the world, our society, and culture… Read More>>
After decades of grassroots organizing, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted to phase out oil drilling throughout the City of Los Angeles. This vote is the result of tireless community organizing and persistent policy demands by members of the Stand Together Against Neighborhood Drilling coalition based in Los Angeles… Read More>>
In 2020, Californians were dealt historic wildfires, extreme heat, and power blackouts, all in the midst of a pandemic. These intersecting public health and climate crises continue to change daily life as we know it. California’s most vulnerable communities, low-income communities of color, have endured the greatest harm. The widening socioeconomic gap, health disparities of COVID-19, and lack of resilient energy infrastructure have exposed the failure of lawmakers to address the connection between environmental injustice and systemic racism. Read more>>
Flash-flooding in Wilmington: Through My Eyes
February 15, 2017
With the recent rain, everyone in our communities can see how unprepared our community is for the impacts of flooding. I realized this when I was taking my driver’s test. The day of my test was on a day when it was raining heavily; I realized how unprepared I was as a first time driver and how a lot of people are unprepared… Read more >>
Less than 1.8 Miles Away
July 29, 2015
The souls of lifelong East Oaklanders are at stake. The Coliseum City Plan could give youth and families an “upgrade” from the generations of disinvestment and fast approaching displacement and gentrification in surrounding neighborhoods. There is always… Read more >>
July 21, 2015
For many Oakland residents that are working together to create healthier communities, diesel trucks are an issue that must be addressed. These are not just East Oakland issues. Finally, on July 21, 2015 the City of Oakland… Read more >>
Fighting BAAQMD to Cut Emissions: CBE and Coalition Partners Demand Rules that CAP GHG Emission
June, 10, 2015
As we work for a healthy community and environment we’ve fought at the air district to for years. However, under pressure from Big Oil and their lawyers, BAAQMD staff have exhibited complacency towards the climate crisis and disregard for low income communities of color across the bay. Read more >>
Earth Day: Golden Opportunity to Uplift Oakland
April 24, 2015
This was an Earth Day celebration that presented the disheartening truth of these children’s school environment, and the inspiring examples of how to improve the environment for this community. CBE, as part of the community shares the “golden opportunity” we have to act against the environmental threats that face the youth of East Oakland. Read more >>
Coliseum City: Public Land for the Public Good
March 11, 2015
Last Wednesday evening, several members of the East Oakland community roared with applause wearing either stickers reading “Public Land for the Public Good” or patriotic silver and black as the planning commission meeting finally reached agenda item number 3, the Coliseum City Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and Final Specific Plan. This night was about passion and the meeting was a cross-section of age, race, gender and language. There was passion for East Oakland, local children, better jobs, affordable housing, clean air, local health and Oakland Raiders. Read more.
This fall, we will be fighting to make sure the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) will uphold its commitment to environmental justice communities! Read more.
August 20, 2014
The California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) spends months considering how make sure San Diego lights stay on. Read more.
July 28, 2014
There are many ways to denote change. The question before us now: whose change, whose transition? Read more.
May 9, 2014
Oakland’s low-income communities of color continue to be the dumping ground for polluting industries. Read more.
May 5, 2014
March 28, 2013
It seems like yesterday I was reviewing an expert analysis from CBE’s senior scientist about the flammability of oil… Read more.
March 24, 2014
Valero in Wilmington withdraws crude-by-rail application. Read more.
March 20, 2014
I feel like everybody ought to ask themselves that question. Is one body ok? Five? Read More.
March 14, 2014
Yesterday was rough at the PUC and BAAQMD, which voted for power plants and against the people, but today, we’re back… Continue reading.
March 13, 2014
I am taking a slow, deep breath, not because the air is clean… Continue reading.
December 18, 2013
Don’t believe the hype: natural gas is a dirty fossil fuel. Continue reading.
November 9, 2012
President Obama won re-election largely because of the votes of people of color. Continue reading.
October 5, 2012
The US EPA has begun a criminal investigation of Chevron for deliberately… Continue reading.