When people can voice their concerns, those in power will make better and more effective decisions. We and partners promote the right to publicly weigh in on local projects and regulations. We promote indigenous participation in the creation of international laws. And we help people seek justice in courts when they have been harmed by pollution.

May Day pride means climate & labor side by side!

Blog Post | May 1, 2024 | Bo McClung
International Workers’ Day, also known as May Day, is the internationally-recognized labor holiday to honor the invaluable contributions of workers everywhere. This day started as a way to commemorate...

EPA: Approve life-saving protections and safeguard California’s health and air quality!

Blog Post | March 22, 2024 | Jared Saylor
In a victory for people and climate, the California Air Resources Board amended the Commercial Harbor Craft Rule in 2022, setting the first zero-emissions mandate for ferries in the...
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With an Executive Order President Biden can take meaningful action to eliminate shipping emissions and advance environmental justice

Press Release | September 28, 2023
WASHINGTON, DC — In a letter sent to President Biden on World Maritime Day, 45 organizations called for an Executive Order to decarbonize maritime shipping. The...

Our Top 5 of 2021

Blog Post | December 28, 2021 | Domenique Zuber
In 2021, Pacific Environment partnered with community leaders to fight climate change, protect the oceans, build just societies, and move beyond fossil fuels toward a green economy. I’m proud...

Help Grassroots Heroes Fight Toxic Pollution in China

Blog Post | December 20, 2021 | Kristen McDonald
I first met Ding Jie a decade ago when she was a college graduate taking on heavy polluters in the big city. Together we toured the city of Wuhu,...

In solidarity with Black Lives Matter

Blog Post | June 5, 2020 | Pacific Environment
Pacific Environment’s staff and leadership express solidarity with protesters in the Bay Area and everywhere who have taken to the streets over the murder of George Floyd by a...