Greenaction for Health & Environmental Justice is a multiracial grassroots organization that works with low-income and working class urban, rural, and indigenous communities to fight environmental racism and build a clean, healthy and just future for all. We mobilize community power to win victories that change government and corporate policies and practices to protect health and to promote environmental, social and economic justice. Join us!
- No to Birth Defects & Cancer! Yes to Justice! Close the hazardous waste dump! (Kettleman City, CA)
- Stop Incinerators-in-Disguise No plasma arc incinerators! (Gonzales, CA; New Orleans)
- Clean, Renewable Energy Now No Nuclear & Fossil Fuels! Save the Green & Colorado Rivers (Utah, Nevada, California)
- Protect Indigenous People, Land & Culture No destruction of sacred sites by energy projects (CA, UT, AZ)
- Clean Up Toxics & Protect Kids Bayview Hunters Point, San Francisco & West Oakland (CA)
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In Loving Memory of Mamie Harper
Mohave Elder of the Colorado River Indian Tribes
Greenaction Co-Founder and Board of Directors Member
Listen to the great report on KPFA and KFCF/Pacifica radio about last Saturday’s founding conference of the California Environmental Justice Coalition here!
Hear the voices from the grassroots about their environmental justice struggles, why they are part of the new statewide coalition formed by dozens of community and ej and indigenous groups, and the CEJC’s campaign to take on and forever change the pro-polluter Department of Toxic Substances Control.
Check out Greenaction’s New Film “On the Frontlines of Environmental Justice.” Hear from Greenaction’s grassroots leaders and activists on the front lines of low income, working class and communities of color and Native Nations impacted by environmental racism and injustice. Click here to watch: On the Frontlines of Environmental Justice
Get the latest seasonal update from Greenaction’s Frontlines of Environmental Justice Newsletter, Fall 2014
October 14, 2014 - Kettleman City residents and Greenaction to challenge State Department of Toxic Substances Control’s denial of appeal of Chem Waste Expansion Permit….the battle is on….
Read Greenaction & El Pueblo’s press release and our original permit appeal.
California Environmental Justice Coalition Releases Recommendations to Reform & Improve the Pro-Polluter California Department of Toxic Substances Control…..read the CEJC’s comprehensive recommendations!
California Environmental Justice Coalition to hold statewide founding conference in Kettleman City, California Saturday, November 8, 2014
Dozens of urban, rural and indigenous grassroots groups have United in Solidarity for Environmental Justice!
Read/download flyers for the November 8th CEJC statewide grassroots conference – English Espanol
Read the Mission Statement (English & Spanish) and the list of the dozens of members of the California Environmental Justice Coalition
September 18, 2014: North Salt Lake Residents, Utah Physicians for Healthy Environment & Greenaction Demand Governor, State and US EPA immediately shut Stericycle medical waste incinerator
Read media coverage from press conference:
Greenaction on Stericycle: ‘The so-called Environmental Protection Agency is fiddling around’ , ABC TV , KUER/National Public Radio
Federal Court Strikes Down Illegal Permit for Avenal Power Plant in California
Ruling Is Victory for Health, Air Quality, the Climate and Environmental Justice
Read the press release here.
August 18, 2014 at 7pm in Moab, Utah – We All Live Downstream – Stop the Proposed Green River Nuclear Power Plant
Public Meeting with Colorado River Indian Tribes tribal leaders sponsored by Greenaction, Uranium Watch and Living Rivers. See the flyer here.
California Environmental Justice Coalition formed! Urban, rural and indigenous groups unite in new coalition. See Members of the California Environmental Justice Coalition and Mission statement of the California Environmental Justice Coalition.
Greenaction files appeal/petition for Review to Department of Toxic Substances Control calling for agency to reverse permit given to Chemical Waste Management for expansion of violation-plagued hazardous waste landfill in Kettleman City. Click here to see the appeal/petition.
Greenaction and Kettleman City residents vow to fight proposed toxic dump expansion. California Recommends Expansion of Largest Hazardous Waste Dump West of Mississippi.
Read Greenaction statement “We will Fight this Permit Decision” here and read stories below.
- Fresno Bee, Associated Press, New York Daily News, & Los Angeles Times
- Greenaction Opinion Editorial on Kettleman City in Sacramento Bee newspaper
Read Greenaction Comments to Department of Toxic Substances Control Opposing Draft Permit for Expansion of Chemical Waste Management’s Violation-Plagued Kettleman Hills Hazardous Waste Landfill here.
Greenaction, West County Toxics Coalition & Allies Block Entrance to Kinder Morgan LLC Railyard in Richmond, CA to protest shipments of explosive crude oil by rail through our communities
Huffington Post: Medical Waste Incinerator Under Fire As Health Concerns Drive Push To Shut Down Facility
Press Release: Residents, Greenaction & Physicians Escalate Protest Against Violation-Plagued Stericycle Medical Waste Incinerator in Utah
North Salt Lake City, Utah residents & Greenaction Protest Medical Waste Incinerator on July 13, 2013. Read Salt Lake Tribune article and watch television coverage. Greenaction’s Bradley Angel interviewed at community protest against Stericycle’s incinerator, watch the video here.
Action: Save the Green & Colorado Rivers from Radioactive Contamination!
Blue Castle Holdings wants to build a 2-unit nuclear reactor near the Green River and the City of Green River, Utah, and store the highly radioactive nuclear fuel rods in an area susceptible to flash floods. This project risks the drinking and agricultural water for tens of millions of people. TAKE ACTION NOW!
Action: Tell USEPA and California EPA – Stop Dumping Hazardous Wastes in Kettleman City!
Kettleman City is a low-income, Latino community impacted by pollution from many sources, including a Chemical Waste Management hazardous waste and PCB landfill. Despite birth defects and other health problems, years of chronic permit violations, and discrimination and intimidation against Spanish speaking residents, USEPA and California State Department of Toxic Substances Control want to issue draft permits to expand the dump. TAKE ACTION NOW!