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!

News

August 26, 2015: Check out Environmental Justice Coalition for Water’s new video here!

September 8, 2015: Action in San Francisco to Stop Exports of Fossil Fuels – Keep the oil and coal in the ground! Check out flier here!

August 25, 2015:  Greenaction unites Utah & Bay Area groups to oppose plan to export Utah coal from proposed Oakland, CA export terminal read press release and letter to Utah Community Impact Fund

August 21, 2015: Read article in San Francisco Examiner newspaper about our new Bayview Hunters Point Environmental Justice Task Force

Read the SF Appeal’s article on the Bayview Hunters Point Environmental Justice Response Task Force!

July 22, 2015: Greenaction Launches Bayview Hunters Point Environmental Justice Response Task Force – and our new Bayview Hunters Point Point Pollution Complaint Website Now Online! Click here for more!

Read and watch Al Jazeera America TV and news stories about Bayview Hunters Point gentrification, toxic and radioactive pollution!

June 30, 2015 Victory! Greenaction, El Pueblo & Allies Defeat Proposed Avenal fossil fuel power plant  – Read our press release, Hanford Sentinel and Fresno Bee newspaper stories!

Read great story in Western Edition newspaper about Greenaction’s work empowering communities including Bayview Hunters Point!

July 22, 2015: Greenaction Launches Bayview Hunters Point Environmental Justice Response Task Force – Read more HERE!

Stop Crude Oil Trains – Take Action July 11, Richmond, CA – Get more info HERE!

Greenaction Unites Communities & Tribes Up and Down the Colorado River to Protect Our Rivers, Watershed, Health & Environment – Read more HERE!

Read about Greenaction’s Bayview Hunters Point Climate Justice Leadership Academy HERE.

Read the latest Greenaction Frontlines of Environmental Justice Newsletter.

70 Organizations Support Greenaction & El Pueblo of Kettleman City Civil Rights Complaint against California EPA and Department of Toxic Substances Control, Demand Justice for Kettleman City – Read letter to Federal and State officials.

Greenaction & El Pueblo Para el Aire y Agua Limpia/People for Clean Air and Water of Kettleman City file state and federal civil rights complaints against California EPA and State Department of Toxic Substances Control for racial discrimination against Kettleman City Latinos and Spanish-speakers …read the complaints here, here, and here.

Listen to Greenaction and El Pueblo of Kettleman City on Pacifica Radio’s nightly news March 26 about our civil rights complaints filed against the State Department of Toxic Substances Control and California EPA for racial discrimination.

Listen to the great report on KPFA and KFCF/Pacifica radio about November 8th founding conference of the California Environmental Justice Coalition.

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

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.

Read Fresno Bee newspaper story.

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.

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!