No need is too small and no voice is too quiet to be heard. We will devote the time and energy necessary to educate, advocate and ensure all people recieve fair treatment.
All people should have the ability to participate in and influence the decision-making process regarding environmental regulations's outlined in the California General Plan Guidelines. Environmental Justice is a subject that should be addressed in every General Plan either through integration into the seven mandatory elements of the plan, or as an optional element.
As provided by California General Plan law, the Environmental Justice Element should have the same weight as the mandatory elements of the general plan.The Alliance believes all applicable policies should be used when evaluating new development and is dedicated to finding meaningful ways to mitigate the Proposed Project’s Environmental Impacts to the local community, its diverse population and its economy.
"GREEN JOBS AND CLEAN COMMUNITIES"
The Alliance believes in the principles stated in the California Government Code (Section 65040.12) which defines Environmental Justice as:
“The fair treatment and meaningful participation of people of all races, culture and incomes with respect to the development, adoption, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.”
Environmental justice policies and laws have been established to ensure that all people, regardless of race, color, national origin or income, have equal protection from environmental hazards where they live, work and play.