Toward a Healthy and Just Future for All

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!

CURRENT CAMPAIGNS

  • No to Birth Defects & Cancer! Yes to Justice! No to Birth Defects & Cancer! Yes to Justice! Close the hazardous waste dump! (Kettleman City, CA)
  • Stop Incinerators-in-Disguise Stop Incinerators-in-Disguise No plasma arc incinerators! (Gonzales, CA; New Orleans)
  • Clean, Renewable Energy Now Clean, Renewable Energy Now No Nuclear & Fossil Fuels! Save the Green & Colorado Rivers (Utah, Nevada, California)
  • Protect Indigenous People, Land & Culture Protect Indigenous People, Land & Culture No destruction of sacred sites by energy projects (CA, UT, AZ)
  • Clean Up Toxics & Protect Kids Clean Up Toxics & Protect Kids Bayview Hunters Point, San Francisco & West Oakland (CA)
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News

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 announcement and initiating members including Greenaction.

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.

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.

Logansport Pharos-Tribune: “Indiana Fighting Proposed Giant Trash Incinerator”

 

Action Center

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!


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