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Founded in 2001, we are celebrating 20 years as a network.

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Environmental Justice Health Alliance

EJHA builds capacity in grassroots groups to influence local and national policy. We unite their efforts to make lasting change.

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Telling the Story of Coming Clean

Visit "Our Story" site to explore Coming Clean’s unique collaborative approach to making our communities healthy and just for everyone.

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Watch: Life at the Fenceline

High-risk chemical facilities threaten the lives of nearly 40% of US residents — are you one of them? See our stunning new video collaboration with EJHA, NRDC, and Rashida Jones.

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Support the Campaign for Healthier Solutions

The Campaign for Healthier Solutions is pressuring dollar stores to remove hazardous chemicals from the products they sell and stock safer products and healthier, local foods.

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Fighting for Farmworker Health and Justice

Farmworkers feed our nation, but injustices and pesticide exposures are too much to swallow.

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Our Work

Safe Fields & Food

Safe Fields & Food

Protecting our health, environment, and those who feed us.

Safe Products & Stores

Safe Products & Stores

Defending customers and our families from toxic chemicals in products.

Safe Chemicals & Facilities

Safe Chemicals & Facilities

Protecting fenceline communities and facility workers from chemical disasters.

Building Power

Building Power

Grassroots organizing and leadership for just and effective chemical policies.

Latest News

September 10, 2021

The Just Transition Alliance is Hiring! Internal Support & Projects Coordinator

The Just Transition Alliance (JTA) — an Environmental Justice 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in San Diego that works to address environmental and economic issues at local, state, national, and international levels — is seeking to hire a full-time Internal Support & Projects Coordinator. Read More

September 1, 2021

Climate Change is Increasing Chemical Facility Hazards

A fertilizer plant battered by Hurricane Ida belched highly toxic anhydrous ammonia into the air. Two damaged gas pipelines leaked isobutane and propylene, flammable chemicals that are hazardous to human health. And a plastic plant that lost power in the storm’s aftermath is emitting ethylene dichloride, yet another toxic substance. Read More

August 31, 2021

New Report Shows EPA Negligence in Protecting People of Color, Indigenous Peoples, and Low-income Communities From Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19

"This is another example of environmental racism that our communities are consistently impacted by,” added Richard Moore, co-coordinator, Los Jardines Institute. “Now is the time to begin to dismantle systemic racism within all levels of government." Read More

August 1, 2021

The Biden Administration’s Embrace of Environmental Justice Has Made Wary Activists Willing to Believe

Decades after emerging from the broader civil rights movement, setting itself apart from traditional environmentalism, flourishing in academia and wending through public discourse, the environmental justice movement has now achieved unprecedented prominence as activists work to entrench their gains within the federal government. Read More

July 27, 2021

Martinelli’s among brands searching for safer bottle cap options

When the nonprofit Defend Our Health tested bottle caps from 141 beverage brands, they found potentially harmful chemicals in more than a third of them. Two Martinelli’s products were among these brands, but the Watsonville-based apple juice and cider company says it is now in the process of addressing the issue.

Defend Our Health worked with the Campaign for Healthier Solutions to collect and test 273 glass bottle caps for phthalates and vinyl plastics. Read More

July 27, 2021

Front-line communities bet on Biden. Can his EJ plan deliver?

Environmental justice advocates have gotten used to hearing election-season promises, and so they didn’t get too excited last year when Joe Biden offered them this one: access and input to his political agenda.

The advocates said they were skeptical they could count on the longtime Democratic senator from Delaware, given his state’s poor reputation for environmental inequity. Read More

July 26, 2021

A path to climate, economic and environmental justice is finally on the horizon

In the next few weeks, congressional leaders have a critical opportunity to join forces with President Joe Biden to turn the tide against climate change, economic inequality, and environmental injustice. 

[Op-Ed in The Hill by John Podesta, Center for American Progress and Michele Roberts, Environmental Justice Health Alliance for Chemical Policy Reform.] Read More

Coming Clean is a nonprofit collaborative of environmental health and environmental justice experts working to reform the chemical and energy industries so they are no longer a source of harm. We coordinate hundreds of organizations and issue experts—including grassroots activists, community leaders, scientists and researchers, business leaders, lawyers, and advocates working to reform the chemical and energy industries. We envision a future where no one’s health is sacrificed by toxic chemical use or energy generation. Guided by the Louisville Charter, Jemez Principles of Democratic Organizing, and the Principles of Environmental Justice, we are winning campaigns for a healthy, just, and sustainable society by growing a stronger and more connected movement.