Summer 2012 Newsletter

SOLAR FOR ALL – A Bill for Clean Energy, Equity, and Justice

CBE and the California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA) achieved an important victory on April 23rd when the “Solar-for-All” bill (AB 1990) passed out of the California Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee with a vote of 9-4.  Continue reading.

Regulators Say No to More Fossil Fuel Power Generation in California

The CPUC voted unanimously that for Southern California Edison and PG&E, the two investor-owned utilities that serve the Bay and Los Angeles areas, long-term energy needs do not require building more gas-fired power plants. Continue reading.

A Brown-to-Green Vision for Huntington Park

Brownfields are contaminated or abandoned properties, which face significant challenges for redevelopment because of contamination of the land, and this is one of serious issues that many environmental justice communities face.  Continue reading.

Oakland’s Earth Day — “Green Is Good For Every Neighborhood”

On Saturday, April 21, 2012, an intergenerational and  Earth Day parade hit the streets in East Oakland celebrating community health, our environment, Black and Brown unity and solutions to reduce local pollution.  Read more.

Occupy Richmond For Mother Earth

On Friday, April 20, 2012, over 200 people took to the streets in a colorful Occupy Richmond Earth Day event to expose Chevron, the wealthiest corporation and biggest greenhouse gas emitter in the State of California.  Continue reading.

Clean Up, Green Up – An innovative solution to environmental racism

A coalition of community organizations, including CBE, is asking the City of Los Angeles to recognize the problem of “cumulative impacts”.  Continue reading.

Richmond Land Use Struggle Continues

Following two nights of fierce debate a the Richmond City Council voted five to two to adopt a General Plan 2030, a plan which contains, better and more mass transit, air-quality monitoring, and amendments to the inclusionary housing ordinance.  Read more.