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How will CA’s Move To Electric Transit Impact Our Community in the Inland Region?

What’s the latest news? On January 11, 2018, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) unanimously voted to approve utility programs aiming to electrify the state’s transportation system. The decision means that our state’s largest investor-owned utilities will move forward with ambitious pilot programs to electrify transportation — the largest source of pollution in the state. How.....

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Meet the Next Generation of Environmental Justice Advocates

Our communities depend on future generations to follow in our footsteps and speak up for environmental and social justice. Through our Emerging Youth Leaders Program, we empower, educate and engage students in high school and college to take on active leadership roles in their communities. On December 2, 2017, we celebrated with the 13 inspiring.....

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San Bernardino Celebrates an Environmental Justice Victory

For over 20 years, we worked alongside San Bernardino residents to raise our voices and call on Omnitrans, a local public transit agency, to find a safer solution for storing natural gas that posed a danger to our homes and schools. Why We Took Community Action Omnitrans’ headquarters are located in the heart of the.....

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Press Release: San Bernardino Families Celebrate Successful Advocacy For Safer Natural Gas Infrastructure 

Community spent two decades advocating for removal of dangerous chemicals near homes and schools Omnitrans replaced more than 60 thousand gallons of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) storage tanks with safer underground pipeline San Bernardino, Calif. — November 29, 2017 — Yesterday, residents in the Westside community of San Bernardino celebrated their victory in compelling Omnitrans.....

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We All Deserve to Dream

The recent news about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) spurred many different emotions in our community, from sadness to anger and more, especially for those who would be impacted directly by this policy change. Above all, this news confirms that we urgently need a clean and strong DREAM Act. We know that President Trump’s.....

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Planning for Healthy Communities

Recently, the Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice (CCAEJ) co-sponsored California Senate Bill 1000. Now that the bill has passed, cities and counties are required to adopt an environmental justice element or integrate environmental justice-related policies, objectives and goals into other elements of their General Plans. After SB 1000 passed, California Environmental Justice Alliance.....

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The Rochas are Defending Our Human Rights from Mega Warehouses

 Meet Kim and Tommy Rocha. When constant traffic pollution encroached on their neighborhood, they moved to Bloomington and found their American dream: a beautiful home in a peaceful community. Then the warehouses and diesel truck pollution came, threatening their livelihood yet again. Here’s why they’ve become two of our community’s leading voices for human rights. It.....

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The Time is Now To Build Our Power

All of us at CCAEJ are saddened and outraged at the continuing actions of our government. The callous disregard for the families and young people affected is despicable.   Our country finds itself in the grips of multiple disasters – the natural disaster brought on my human activity and social disasters inflicted upon families through misguided.....

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Job Announcement – Executive Director

  Date: August 17, 2017  Applications Due: October 16, 2017  Established in 1978, the Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice is one of the oldest and most successful environmental justice organizations in California and continues to operate a comprehensive suite of community engagement programs focused on reducing residents’ exposure to local pollution sources and bringing resources and amenities to.....

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After 39 Years, Founder of Inland Valley’s Environmental Justice Movement Announces Retirement

Penny Newman announces departure from the Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice Renowned activist to continue advocating for Inland Valley as Riverside County Board of Supervisors candidate Jurupa Valley, August 11, 2017 – Today, Penny Newman, the founder and executive director of the Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice (CCAEJ), announces her retirement from the organization after nearly 40 years......