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 Members

nrdc pcl sierraclubcalifornia
clcv cbd CalOaks
lcw bclt psrla
crpe lwv mtdiablo
sloc ruralresidents mapf
humane prc audubon
npca forests sierra-watch
fhbp hsra ewg
escondido sna lpfw
santaclarita hills foothill
cnps cgf ehc
ehl cca
edc cbi escondido
cbe aflcio ballona
atc cfca cpmp
hcn surfrider cnff
bluegreen edf caltrout
dow scvac ncw
FoGR plap cwa
epic mcl mas
scwc rw CWF
cpf kfow plan
wmc uulmca eti
ccn fogp lac
ourcity lw river
soho sfoe ktb
cat can smw
clg mrw cbc
al fcsmg cccr
smf wp rm
sara cba gtla
folac mrosd acce
vchp oda mas
sos em lgi
ejcw smcdfa gs
cwc ccec

ACCE Action

Accountable Development Coalition

Advocates for Mammoth

Alameda Creek Alliance

All Things Connected

Angel Law

Audubon California

Backcountry Against Dumps

Baldwin Hills Oil Watch

Ballona Institute

Bay Area Healthy 880 Communities

Berkeley Partners for Parks

BlueGreen Alliance

The Bolsa Chica Land Trust

Brandt-Hawley Law Group

Briggs Law Corporation

California Clean Energy Committee

California Coastkeeper Alliance

California Healthy Communities Network

California League of Conservation Voters

California Native Plant Society

California Oaks

California Preservation Foundation

California Prison Moratorium Project

California Trout

California Wildlife Foundation

Californians for Alternatives to Toxics

Canyon Back Alliance

Carrizo Commons

Center for Biological Diversity Committee for Green Foothills

Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment

Citizens Coalition for Safe Community

Citizens Committee to Complete the Refuge

Citizens Committee to Save Elysian Park

Clean Air Now

Clean Water Action

Cleveland National Forest Foundation

Coalition for Clean Air

Coalition for San Francisco Neighborhoods – CSFN

Coast Action Group

Coastal Conservation Network

Coastal Environmental Rights Foundation

Coast Law Group, LLP

Committee for Green Foothills

Communities for a Better Environment

Community Action Project (Calaveras County)

Community Water Coalition [Santa Cruz, California]

Concerned Citizens Coalition of Stockton

Conservation Biology Institute

Dean Democratic Club of Silicon Valley

Defenders of Wildlife



Endangered Habitats League

Environment in the Public Interest

Environmental Action Committee of West Marin

Environmental Defense Center

Environmental Defense Fund

Environmental Health Coalition

Environmental Justice Coalition for Water

Environmental Working Group

EPIC – the Environmental Protection Information Center

Equestrian Trails Inc.

The Escondido Creek Conservancy

Finger Avenue Pride Committee

Food & Water Watch

Foothill Conservancy

Forests Forever

Friends of College of San Mateo Gardens

Friends of Coyote Hills

Friends of the Eel River

Friends of Griffith Park

Friends of the Gualala River

Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks

Friends of Lassen Forest

Friends of Loma Alta Creek

Friends of Palm Springs Mountains

Friends of the North Fork

Friends of the Northern San Jacinto Valley

Friends of Rose Canyon

Friends of the Sepulveda Basin

Friends of the Swainson’s Hawk

Greenspace—The Cambria Land Trust

GreenTown Los Altos

High Sierra Rural Alliance

Hills For Everyone

Humane Society of the United States

Humboldt Baykeeper

Keep Fort Ord Wild; Sustainable Seaside

Laguna Greenbelt, Inc.

Land Watch Monterey County

Law Offices of Donald Mooney

Law Office of Mary L. Hudson

Law Office of Rose M. Zoia

Law Offices of Stuart Flashman

League of Women Voters of California

League to Save Lake Tahoe

Los Altos Hills Open Space Committee

Los Angeles Conservancy

Los Cerritos Wetlands Land Trust

Los Padres ForestWatch

Marin Audubon Society

Marin Conservation League

Mariposans for the Environment and Responsible Government

Michael T. Nelson, Inc.

Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District

Miracle Mile Residential Association

MOMS Advocating Sustainability

Mountain Area Preservation Foundation

Mountain Meadows Conservancy

MoveOn. Org. of San Joaquin

M.R. Wolfe & Associates, P.C.

National Parks Conservation Association

Natural Resources Defense Council

Northcoast Environmental Center

North County Watch

Northern California River Watch

OccupySF Environmental Justice Working Group

Ocean Defenders Alliance

Pacific Energy Policy Center

Paula Lane Action Network

People for Land and Nature (PLAN)

Petaluma River Council

Physicians for Social Responsibility – Los Angeles

Planning & Conservation League

Preserve Calavera

Rossmann and Moore, LLP

Rural Residents and Friends

Russian River Watershed Protection Committee

San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council, AFL-CIO

San Mateo County Democracy for America

Santa Clarita Organization for Planning and the Environment

Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society

Santa Cruz Desal Alternatives

Santa Susana Field Lab Community Advisory Group

Save the American River Association

Save Everyone’s Access (SEA)

Save Mount Diablo

Save Our Heritage Organization (SOHO)

Save the Park

Save Our Shores

SF Ocean Edge

Save Pete’s Harbor Incorporated

Shute, Mihaly and Weinberger, LLP

Sierra Club California

Sierra Nevada Alliance

Sierra Watch

Sonoma County Water Coalition

Stamp & Erickson, Attorneys at Law

Surfrider Foundation

Surfrider Foundation San Diego Chapter

The River Project


TURN-The Utility Reform Network

Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry California

Valley of the Moon Alliance

Ventura Citizens for Hillside Preservation

Water Conservation, Los Altos Hills

Western Properties

West County Toxics Coalition

Wetlands Defense Fund

Wittwer & Parkin, LLP