Who We Are

United to Defend California’s Environmental Protection Laws

CEQA Works is a broad coalition of civic, conservation, environmental justice, historic preservation, and public health groups, business leaders, and legal experts. Participating organizations are committed to shielding California’s landmark environmental laws from radical reforms that would limit public input into land use planning, threaten public health, and weaken environmental protections.


We are committed to positive updates to the California Environmental Quality Act that maintain its core principles:

  • Transparency. CEQA must continue to require public disclosure of the project, its potential environmental impacts and consideration of reasonable alternatives.
  • Mitigation. CEQA must continue to require mitigation of all significant effects on the environment to the extent feasible.
  • Comprehensive protection. CEQA must apply to all significant impacts on the environment, including cumulative impacts, and provide a safety net to cover holes in the existing regulatory structure.
  • Public participation. CEQA must continue to require public participation in the review of environmental issues, including requiring a written response to public comments.
  • Community enforcement. CEQA must continue to provide the public with the right to sue to enforce its protections, a key tool to protect communities, particularly those in disadvantaged areas.

CEQAWorks Coalition Supporters

California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA)

California Environmental Voters

Center for Biological Diversity

Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment

Communities for a Better Environment


Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability

NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council)

Planning and Conservation League

Public Interest Advocates

Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment

Sierra Club California

Advocates for the Environment

Alameda Creek Alliance

Alliance for a Regional Solution to Airport Congestion

Alliance for Environmental Leadership

American Woodland Conservancy

Asian Pacific Environmental Network

Audubon California

Ballona Institute

Banning Ranch Conservancy

Bay Area Healthy 880 Communities

Berkeley Partners for Parks

BlueGreen Alliance

Bolsa Chica Land Trust

Calfornia Healthy Communities Network

California Bicycle Coalition

California Clean Energy Committee

California Climate & Agriculture Network

California Coastkeeper Alliance

California Native Plant Society

California Native Plant Society – Mt. Lassen Chapter

California Native Plant Society – San Diego Chapter

California Native Plant Society — Santa Clara Valley

California Preservation Foundation

California River Watch

California Sportfishing Protection Alliance

California Trout

California Urban Streams Partnership

California Wilderness Coalition

California Wildlife Foundation

Californians for Alternatives to Toxics

Californians for Pesticide Reform

Canyon Land Conservation Fund (also Rural Canyons Conservation Fund)

Center for Climate Change and Health

Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice

Center for Environmental Health

Center for Food Safety

Central California Environmental Justice Network

Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy

Central Sierra Environmental Resource Center

Central Valley Air Quality Coalition

Centro Legal de la Raza

Citizens Committee to Complete the Refuge (CCCR) (San Francisco Bay)

Citizens for the Preservation of Parks & Beaches

Citizens’ Climate Lobby

Clean Air Now

Clean Water Action

Cleveland National Forest Foundation / Save Our Forest and Ranchlands

Climate Action Campaign

Climate First: Replacing Oil & Gas (CFROG)

Coalition for Clean Air

Coaltion for San Francisco Neighborhoods

Coast Action Group

Coastal Environmental Rights Foundation

Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council

Comite Progreso de Lamont

Committee for a Better Arvin

Committee for a Better Shafter

Communities for Sustainable Monterey County

Community Action Project (Calaveras County)

Community Environmental Council

Community Water Coalition

Council for Watershed Health

Defenders of Wildlife

Earth Island Advocates

East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice

Ebbetts Pass Forest Watch


Elfin Forest / Harmony Grove Town Council

Endangered Habitats League

Environment California

Environment in the Public Interest

Environmental Action Committee of West Marin

Environmental Center of San Luis Obispo (ECOSLO)

Environmental Council of Sacramento

Environmental Defense Center

Environmental Defense Fund

Environmental Health Coalition

Environmental Justice Coalition for Water

Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC)

Environmental Water Caucus

Environmental Working Group

Escondido Creek Conservancy

Food & Water Watch

Foothill Conservancy

Forest Unlimited

Forests Forever

Friends of Coyote Hills

Friends of Griffith Park

Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks

Friends of Lafferty Park

Friends of Loma Alta Creek

Friends of Northern San Jacinto Valley

Friends of Rose Canyon

Friends of Rose Creek

Friends of the Earth

Friends of the Eel River

Friends of the Gualala River

Friends of the Los Angeles River

Friends of the Mark West Watershed

Friends of the River

Friends of the Swainson’s Hawk

Green Foothills

Greenbelt Alliance

Greenfield Walking Group

Greenspace – The Cambria Land Trust

Grow the San Diego Way

Growers/Vintners for Responsible Agriculture

Heal the Bay

HEART L.A. (Housing Equality & Advocacy Resource Team)

High Sierra Rural Alliance

Hills For Everyone

Laguna Greenbelt, Inc.

LandWatch – Monterey County

LandWatch – San Luis Obispo County

League of  Women Voters of San Joaquin County

League of Women Voters of California

League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley

League of Women Voters of Sacramento County

League to Save Lake Tahoe

Los Angeles Audubon Society

Los Angeles Conservancy

Los Cerritos Wetlands Land Trust

Los Padres ForestWatch

Marin Conservation League

MOMS Advocating Sustainability

Moms Advocationg Sustainability

Mono Lake Committee

Mountain Area Preservation

Mountain Meadows Conservancy

National Audubon Society

National Parks Conservation Association

North County Watch

Northern Sierra Partnership

Ocean Conservancy

Orange County Coastkeeper, Inland Empire Waterkeeper, Coachella Valley Waterkeeper

Pacific Energy Policy Center

Pesticide Action Network North America

Petaluma River Council

Physicians for Social Responsibility Los Angeles

PODER/ People Organizing to Demand Environmental & Economic Rights

Preserve Wild Santee

Preserve Calavera

Preserve Our Rural Communities (San Benito County)

Preserve Rural Sonoma County

Prevention Institute

Protect Monterey County

Protect Rural Placer

Public Interest Coalition

Public Trust Alliance

Redwood Coast Land Conservancy

Resource Renewal Institute

RESPCT (Residents for an Equitable San Pedro Community Today)

Rural Canyons Conservation Fund (signed under Canyon Land Conservation Fund)

Sacramento River Watershed Program

San Francisco Baykeeper

San Francisco Estuary Institute

San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace

Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society

Santa Clarita Organization for Planning and the Environment

Santa Cruz County Greenway

Save Mount Diablo

Save Napa Valley

Save Our Heritage Organisation (SOHO)

Save Our Seashore

Save Our Shores

Save the American River Association

Save the Bay

Save the Park

Save the Redwoods League

Shasta Environmental Alliance

Sierra Club – Kern-Kaweah Chapter

Sierra Club Mother Lode Chapter

Sierra Forest Legacy

Sierra Nevada Alliance

Sierra Watch

Solano County Orderly Growth Committee

Sonoma County Conservation Action

Sonoma County Water Coalition

South Yuba River Citizens League

Strategic Actions for a Just Economy (SAJE)

SunFlower Alliance

Surfrider Foundation

Surfrider Foundation San Diego Chapter

The Nature Conservancy

The Public Interest Law Project

The River Project

The Urban Wildlands Group

TRANSDEF (Transportation Solutions Defense and Education Fund)

Tri-Valley Communities Against a Radioactive Environment (CAREs)

Trout Unlimited

TURN-The Utility Reform Network

Valley Of The Moon Alliance

Ventura Citizens for Hillside Preservation

West County Toxics Coalition

Western Center on Law & Poverty

Western Sonoma County Rural Alliance

Wine & Water Watch