April 2017: California Assembly Bill 655 (AB 655) would allow the state’s waste incinerators to qualify as renewable energy, giving these polluting facilities a financial bailout. The state RPS will not work if it includes facilities that create pollution. For the sake of Environmental Justice and climate progress, we urge the Assembly Natural Resource Committee to vote no on AB 655 on Monday, April 24, 2017.

A broad section of concerned organizations oppose AB 655, from communities on the front lines of California’s incinerators like East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice, faith organizations, environmental justice organizations, zero waste advocates, environmental organizations, waste management professionals associations, and many more.



Please see the letter from East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice and other organizations representing communities being polluted by California’s three incinerators.

Organizations Opposed to AB 655:

Action Now
American Veterans (AMVETS)
Apostolic Faith Center
Asamblea de Gonzales
Asian Pacific Environmental Network
Association of Irritated Residents
Breathe Easy Susquehanna County
California Communities Against Toxics
California Environmental Justice Coalition
California Food & Justice Coalition
California Kids IAQ
California League of Conservation Voters
California Organic Recycling Council
California Resource Recovery Association
California Safe Schools Coalition
Californians Against Waste
Center for Biological Diversity
Center for Environmental Health
Central California Asthma Collaborative
Central California Environmental Justice Network
Central Valley Air Quality Coalition
Clean Power Campaign
Clean Water Action
Coalition for a Safe Environment
Coalition for Clean Air
Comite Civico del Valle
Community Alliance for Agroecology
Community Dreams
Del Amo Action Committee
Desert Protection Society
EndOil/Communities for Clean Ports
Environment California
Environmental Justice Coalition for Water
East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice

Please also see additional letters opposing AB 655:

Friends of the Earth
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA)
Grayson Neighborhood Council
Green Education Inc.
Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice
Institute for Local Self-Reliance
IVAN Statewide Network
La Union Hace La Fuerza
Long Beach Alliance for Children with Asthma
Los Angeles Environmental Justice Network
NAACP – San Pedro – Wilmington Branch #1069
Northern California Recycling Association
Physicians for Social Responsibility – Los Angeles
Plastic Pollution Coalition
San Pedro & Peninsula Homeowners Coalition
Seventh Generation Advisors
Society for Positive Action
Sound Resource Management
St. Philomena Social Justice Ministry
Surfrider Foundation
Team Marine
The Story of Stuff Project
Tri-Valley CAREs
Wilmington Improvement Network

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