Press Release: 19 Candidates Earn Environmental Justice Support Ahead of November Election

Press Release: 19 Candidates Earn Environmental Justice Support Ahead of November Election

CEJA Action endorses 2022 “Environmental Justice Crew” September 13, 2022 | Sacramento, CA – Today, the California Environmental Justice Alliance Action (CEJA Action), announced their legislative endorsements ahead of a hotly contested November election cycle. CEJA Action has endorsed the most progressive candidates who will appear on the ballot this fall. These candidates will advance policy for frontline Californians and our climate future. The environmental justice slate includes the following leaders: Dave Jones (SD-8), Aisha Wahab (SD-10), Steve Padilla (SD-18), Caroline Menjivar (SD- 20), Lola Smallwood Cuevas (SD -28), Sara Aminzadeh (AD-12), Liz Ortega (AD-20), Gail Pellerin (AD-28),Gregg Hart (AD-3), Assemblymember Steve Bennett (AD-38), Pilar Schiavo (AD-40), Christy Holstege (AD-47), Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes (AD-50), Rick Zbur (AD-51), Tina McKinnor (AD- 61), Fauzia Rizvi (AD-63), Fatima Iqbal-Zubair (AD-65), Assemblymember Chris Ward (AD-78), and Georgette Gómez (AD-80). As the largest environmental justice alliance in California, CEJA Action vets and endorses candidates for statewide office on the basis of their demonstrated commitment to environmental health and climate progress.   “The oil and gas industry has strong-armed the California legislature for far too long. Voters have the chance to wrest critical legislative seats back from Big Oil this November. Our slate of candidates have

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Press release: California leads the nation by passing 3,200 ft oil and gas safety buffer zones policy, ban on captured carbon for enhanced oil recovery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   September 2, 2022 Contact: Raquel Mason, CEJA Action Policy Manager, raquel@caleja.org California leads the nation with 3,200 ft oil and gas safety buffer zones policy, ban on captured carbon for enhanced oil recovery Advocates praise climate investments and setbacks bill headed to Governor’s desk while calling out dangerous reliance on carbon capture usage and storage Sept 2, 2022 –  This week, the California legislature concluded midnight votes on the last bills in the 2022 legislative session.  Raquel Mason, Policy Manager of the California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA), released the following statement in response to the climate provisions passed by state legislators: “This week, CEJA and our member organizations celebrate. From the oilfields across Kern County to the neighborhood wells in Los Angeles, organizers and residents have fought for decades for the health and safety buffer zones as outlined in the landmark legislation, SB 1137 (Gonzalez, Limon). Together, we take a collective sigh of relief knowing their work will result in cleaner air safer neighborhoods for the millions of working class Californians living near oil and gas drilling.  Communities across California will benefit from key climate legislation, including a ban on captured carbon for enhanced oil recovery (SB

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