◊ August 14th Senate Bill 812 passed a crucial hurdle when it was voted out of the Appropriations committee.
◊ July 23rd LA Times Editiorial Board came out in support of SB 812, Dept. of Toxic Substances Control reform.
◊ June 26th Provisions in Assembly Bill 2145 that would have stripped communities of the right to choose to use clean energy were removed.
◊ June 18th Assembly Bill 371 received unanimous support in its first committee vote.
◊ May 30th Fracking moratorium bill SB 1132 was voted down by the Senate.
Ingrid Brostrom, Senior Attorney
Brent Newell, Legal Director
Juan Flores, Community Organizer
Valerie Gorospe, Community Organizer
Refugio Valencia Gutierrez, Community Organizer
Lupe Martinez, Assistant Director
Valerie Gorospe works as a Community Orgainzer in Delano. Prior to joining CRPE, Valerie was a Medical Assistant and Medical Assisting Instructor for 13 years. She lives in Delano, is the mom of three fantastic children, and also is the proud grand-daughter of the late Pantaleon Ancheta. She was raised in Earlimart, California. Growing up across the street from the grape fields, Valerie saw firsthand (but didn't realize as a child) environmental injustices. She has seen the negative health effects that pesticides can bring to human health in her own family. Valerie thoroughly enjoys her work at CRPE.