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An Open Letter To Assemblymember Garcia: Amend AB 617 So Our Families Can Breathe

July 12, 2017 The Honorable Cristina Garcia Assemblymember State Capitol, Room 2013 Sacramento, CA 95814 Re: AB 617 — Oppose in Current Iteration Dear Assemblymember Garcia: We thank you for your efforts on behalf of environmental justice communities, and we know you are one of the strongest champions for the community in Sacramento; which makes.....

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Tell Our Governor: Your “Climate Bills” Sell Our Lungs To The Oil Industry, We’re Smarter Than Your Spin

Right now, a battle between political points, the oil industry and the future of the air we breathe is taking place in Sacramento. It’s time to wield our community power to ensure a better future. A key bill package on climate policy and air quality is moving its way through negotiations in our state legislature......

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Become a Citizen. Take Charge of Our Community’s Fate.

At the Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice, my job as Civic Engagement Coordinator is to help us build a powerful community that is led by our people and for our people. When our community is empowered to make our own decisions, we can build healthier, cleaner places to live more prosperous lives. We.....

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Toya Vick: A Voice For Our Community

Boards and commissions in the Inland Valley are key decision-making bodies that oftentimes do not represent the needs and interests of the communities they are supposed to govern. Our Boards and Commissions Training Program trains and supports community leaders to help build upon their skills and network in order to get appointed to key boards and.....

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Take Action to Bring Our Community’s Needs To State Decisions

The California Transportation Commission allocates the majority of transportation funds in the state, so it’s imperative that appointees have our families’ best interests at heart. A newly proposed state bill, AB 179, would require at least one CTC commissioner to represent environmental justice communities. The CTC allocates the majority of transportation funds in the state, so.....

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Press Release: Trucking Industry’s “Assault On Our Lungs” Provision in Transportation Funding Bill Undermines Latest Pollution Regulations

Trucking Industry’s “Assault On Our Lungs” Provision in Transportation Funding Bill Undermines Latest Pollution Regulations Last-minute amendment to SB 1 allows trucking industry to continue polluting Inland Empire’s air Inland Empire, April 4, 2017 – Days after the California Air Resources Board unanimously adopted community-led resolutions to lower toxic air pollution in the Inland Empire, state lawmakers.....

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We Won’t Let You Sell Our Lungs to the Trucking Industry (Take Action)

For decades, we’ve dealt with more and more trucks driving past our homes, pumping more pollution into our lungs. Thanks to the trucking industry’s refusal to take responsibility for their toxic pollution, we have the most polluted air in the nation. Today and every day, about 13 people in the Inland Empire will die from.....

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Our Letter to The California Air Resources Board

On March 23, after years of our communities standing up for our right to breathe clean, healthy air, the California Air Resources Board unanimously approved our community-led resolutions and amendments to the South Coast Air Quality Management Plan. Before the vote, our Executive Director Penny Newman submitted the following statement. Statement by Center for Community.....

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Your Historic Victory for Clean Air

  For years, you’ve taken off work and school to rally, write letters and give public testimony demanding your human right to breath clean, healthy air. Last week, the California Air Resources Board met to make one of the most influential votes for the future of our air in the last decade, and nearly 300.....

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Press Release: California Air Resources Board Approves Stronger South Coast Air Quality Plan

California Air Resources Board Approves Stronger South Coast Air Quality Plan Crucial air quality plan includes important rules on refineries and other polluters, and sets deadline for warehouses and ports to clean up before tough rules kick in Riverside, California– Today, California Air Resources Board (CARB) voted to approve the 2016 Air Quality Management Plan.....