◊ July 25th 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.
◊ 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.
Ingrid Brostrom, Senior Attorney
Brent J. Newell, Legal Director
Juan Flores, Community Organizer
Valerie Gorospe, Community Organizer
Refugio Valencia Gutierrez, Community Organizer
Lupe Martinez, Assistant Executive Director
More recently, Brent has focused on CRPE's climate justice work, including Native Village of Kivalina v. Exxonmobil, and CRPE's effort to compel the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to protect environmental justice communities and enforce the Civil Rights Act of 1964, something EPA has shamefully failed to do throughout its 43-year history.
A lifelong Californian, Brent graduated from Cardinal Newman High School in Santa Rosa and earned a degree in economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1992. Brent lives in Sonoma County where he grew up.
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