Policy Roadmap

Eliminating Toxics and Pollution

The communities most polluted and harmed by the climate crisis must be co-authors and architects of solutions to the climate crisis.  The majority of highly polluting industrial facilities in California do not have health and safety buffer zones around them and are not held responsible for the public health risks they pose to surrounding communities, and due to poor land use planning decisions and racism, most are sited in communities of color. As the most populous state California also faces severe challenges around waste management and recycling, especially in recent years. California’s waste stream, particularly the non-recyclable, non-compostable portion such as single-use plastic, is a growing concern due to its harmful impact on landfill capacity and ever present environmental and economic problem of litter…