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Boxed In: CEQA Protecting Public Health in South Fresno

This video describes how a small community in South Fresno, represented by Ashley Werner and the Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability, used the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) to stop a large warehouse project that would have threatened the health of its residents.

CEQA Works: Oil Sick | Short Film

For 16 years, residents of Arvin have been in conflict with polluters in the heart of what’s known as California’s oil country, Kern County. Tune in for the story of how they worked together to fight for the health of their community using the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

How CEQA Protects Communities from Environmental Pollution

Gustavo Aguirre from the Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment, and residents of Arvin, CA explain how the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) is used as a powerful tool for environmental justice.
The community members of Arvin were able to stop an oil-drilling operation from being built in the middle of their neighborhood, thanks to CEQA’s review process.

Committee for a Better Arvin Fights Big Oil & Politicians Using CEQA

Estela Escoto-Garcia, President of the Committee for a Better Arvin, details the 16-year conflict between residents of Arvin, CA, and polluters in the heart of what’s known as California’s oil country, Kern County.
Tune in for the story of how they worked together to fight for the health of their community using the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

Tell your State Rep to STOP! Do not weaken the California Environmental Quality Act

Juan Flores, with the Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment, explains how CEQA protects communities from polluting industries.
Portions of the Governor’s proposed Trailer Bills that would significantly weaken CEQA could be approved soon. We need you to call or email your representative ASAP to register opposition both to the effort to weaken CEQA, and to the secretive trailer bill effort, which excludes public input and evades the democratic process.

Arvin Residents Use CEQA to Stop Oil Wells in Neighborhoods

For 16 years, residents of Arvin, CA have been in conflict with polluters in the heart of what’s known as California’s oil country, Kern County. Tune in for the story of how they worked together to fight for the health of their community using the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

CEQA Works for Healthier Communities in South Fresno

Every community deserves a say in its future. The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) protects public health and gives community members a voice.

CEQA’s Contribution to Reducing Greenhouse Gases

In California, drought, fires, and floods have become the new norm. The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) combats extreme weather due to climate change by ensuring new development doesn’t contribute to greenhouse gas pollution.
Aruna Prabhala, Senior Attorney from the Center for Biological Diversity, describes how CEQA puts power in the hands of the community to hold developers accountable and ask tough questions.

A Neighborhood Our Children Can Feel Safe In