Caroline Farrell is the Executive Director of the Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment. Caroline is based out of CRPE’s Delano office and for the over 10 years has assisted low income communities and communities of color in the south San Joaquin Valley and throughout the country in their struggle for environmental justice. She has quickly established a reputation as one of the Valley’s foremost environmental justice advocates, going toe-to-toe with agricultural polluters from Fresno to Bakersfield. Caroline has represented low income communities and communities of color on issues related to dairy development in the Central Valley, hazardous waste facilities, land application of biosolids, and other industrial sources of pollution. Caroline serves as Chair of the Steering Committee for the Central Valley Air Quality Coalition, as a Member of the Environmental Justice Advisory Committee on AB 32 for the California Air Resources Board, and on the Board of Directors for Communities for a Better Environment and Act for Women and Girls in Visalia. She co-authored with Luke Cole Structural Racism, Structural Pollution and the Need for a New Paradigm for the Washington University Journal of Law & Policy and authored, SB 115: California’s Response to Environmental Justice- Process over Substance, for the Golden Gate Environmental Law Journal. Her advocacy helped CRPE win the Carla Bard Award from California Water Policy Advocates. Caroline also received the 2007 Dr. Zweig Community Health Advocate Award from the Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice and OMB Watch’s Rising Star in Public Interest award in 2008. Caroline graduated from Golden Gate University School of Law in 1999 with Highest Honors. She received her undergraduate degree in Political Science from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.
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