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◊ June 26th Provisions in Assembly Bill 2145 that would have stripped communities of the right to choose to use clean energy were removed.

◊ June 23rd Pres. Obama’s plan to regulate global warming gases was upheld by the Supreme Court.

◊ June 18th Assembly Bill 371 received unanimous support in its first committee vote.

◊ June 17th Senate Bill 812 passed its first committee vote 5-1 and is now headed to the Assembly floor.

◊ May 30th Fracking moratorium bill SB 1132 was voted down by the Senate.

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Portraits of America's First Climate Refugees The Native Village of Kivalina, Alaska is on track to become the nation's first community displaced by climate change. This island is projected to become uninhabitable by 2025. CRPE has been working with the community to fight for the funds needed to relocated. In May 2014 Seattle based photographer Suzanne Tennant accompanied CRPE's legal director Brent Newell to Alaska to capture their story in photos. Read the Full Story
Celebrating 25 Years of Social Change Our Summer Root Beer Party this year celebrated our 25th Anniversary in our new beautiful new Oakland office. Thank you to our supporters and allies who came out and made the event a such a success! This year we reflected on our legacy and looked forward to the next 25 years of empowering communities to create healthy environments.  Read the Full Story
Fighting for Home in the Melting Artic Luke Cole Fellow Madeline Stano was published in the most recent edition of the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law with a piece on the Alaskan Village of Kivalina's battle as they lose their land to climate change. The climate crisis is not just a global issue, it is affecting frontline communities like Kivalina right now. Whaling captain Andrew spoke with Madeline about the Iñupiat Village's struggle to maintain their way of life in the face of such drastic changes. Read the Full Story
Gov. Brown, Fracking Hurts our Communities Governor Jerry Brown thinks fracking has "zero impact," but we know a few towns in the Central Valley who suffer the negative effects of fracking on a daily basis. We partnered with to deliver this message loud and clear to the Governor straight from our affected communities. Kern County residents are tired of being a sacrifice zone for the oil industry and are fighting back. Watch the video to learn more: Read the Full Story

The Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment is a national environmental justice organization providing legal, organizing, and technical assistance to grassroots groups in low-income communities and communities of color. We are driven by the belief that all people have the right to live, work, play and pray in a healthy environment, regardless of their race, place or income.