REAL reform of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) means challenging the standing of labor unions that object on environmental grounds to a proposed project or activity with the ulterior motive of extracting something of economic value from the public or a private owner.

25 Fake Environmental Groups

25 Fake Environmental Groups

These groups sound like local grassroots activists who care about the environment. They are actually front groups for unions.

Misusing the California Energy Commission

Misusing the California Energy Commission

The public can become "intervenors" in the power plant licensing process at the California Energy Commission. This means opportunity for unions.

Renewable Power: Environmental Calamity?

Renewable Power: Environmental Calamity?

Unions have been a leading opponent of solar, wind, and geothermal energy production based on environmental objections.

Documented Construction Union Abuse of California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) 2014-2018

Date of LetterLaw FirmFront Group & Link to LetterTargeted ProjectStage of Environmental ReviewLead Agency
September 7, 2017Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoCoalition for Responsible Equitable Economic Development (CREED LA)2nd and PCH ProjectFEIR CommentsCity of Long Beach
May 22, 2017Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoCoalition for Responsible Equitable Economic Development (CREED LA)2nd and PCH ProjectRequest to Extend Comment PeriodCity of Long Beach
June 9, 2017Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoCoalition for Responsible Equitable Economic Development CREED LA2nd and PCH ProjectDEIR CommentsCity of Long Beach
December 8, 2016N/ACoalition for Responsible Equitable Economic Development (CREED LA)2nd and PCH ProjectPublic Records RequestCity of Long Beach
August 26, 2016Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoOakland Residents for Responsible Development24th and Harrison Streets ProjectAppeal to City Council of CEQA Findings Approved by Planning CommissionCity of Oakland
August 17, 2016Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoOakland Residents for Responsible Development24th and Harrison Streets ProjectCEQA Findings - Comments to Planning CommissionCity of Oakland
August 3, 2016Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoOakland Residents for Responsible Development24th and Harrison Streets ProjectCEQA Findings - Comments to Planning CommissionCity of Oakland
November 22, 2017Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoSan Jose Residents for Responsible Development199 Bassett Street Residential Project aka AviatoAppeal to Planning, Building, and Code Enforcement Department of Vesting Tentative Map Approved by Planning DirectorCity of San Jose
November 14, 2017Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoSan Jose Residents for Responsible Development199 Bassett Street Residential Project aka AviatoIS/Addendum CommentsCity of San Jose
October 18, 2016Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoOakland Residents for Responsible Development226 13th StreetCEQA Findings - Comments to City CouncilCity of Oakland
November 14, 2016Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoOakland Residents for Responsible Development226 13th StreetWithdrawal of AppealCity of Oakland
May 31, 2016Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoOakland Residents for Responsible Development226 13th StreetCEQA Findings - Comments to Planning CommissionCity of Oakland
July 1, 2016Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoOakland Residents for Responsible Development226 13th StreetAppeal to Community and Economic Development Agency of CEQA Findings Approved by Planning CommissionCity of Oakland
May 24, 2017Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoSan Jose Residents for Responsible Development350 Winchester Mixed-Use ProjectDEIR (1st Amendment) CommentsCity of San Jose
February 21, 2017Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoSan Jose Residents for Responsible Development350 Winchester Mixed-Use ProjectDEIR CommentsCity of San Jose
January 25, 2018Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoContra Costa County Residents for Responsible Development500 Pittsburg Avenue in Richmond - Warehouse Distribution FacilityPublic Records RequestCounty of Contra Costa
February 15, 2018Lozeau DruryLaborers (LIUNA) Union Local 324500 Pittsburg Avenue in Richmond - Warehouse Distribution FacilityNotice RequestCounty of Contra Costa
March 3, 2014Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoSunnyvale Residents for Responsible Development520-592 East Weddell Drive (Raintree)Agreement with Developer Resolving IssuesCity of Sunnyvale
May 9, 2018Lozeau DruryLaborers (LIUNA) Union Local 1184750 Marlborough Avenue WarehouseWithdrawal of Appeal Because City Council Will Hold HearingCity of Riverside
May 8, 2018Lozeau DruryLaborers (LIUNA) Union Local 1184750 Marlborough Avenue WarehouseIS/MND - Appeal to City Council of Development Review Committee ApprovalCity of Riverside
February 1, 2018Lozeau DruryLaborers (LIUNA) Union Local 1184750 Marlborough Avenue WarehouseIS/MND CommentsCity of Riverside
April 27, 2018Lozeau DruryLaborers (LIUNA) Union Local 1184750 Marlborough Avenue WarehousePublic Meeting Access Request - Development Review CommitteeCity of Riverside
May 18, 2018Lozeau DruryLaborers (LIUNA) Union Local 2611201 and 1241 Evans AvenueNotice RequestCity of San Francisco
May 25, 2018N/ACarpenters Union Local 73120478 Mission Blvd in Unincorporated HaywardEIR Addendum CommentsCounty of Alameda
June 4, 2018N/ACarpenters Union Local 73120478 Mission Blvd in Unincorporated HaywardEIR Addendum CommentsCounty of Alameda
June 18, 2018N/ACarpenters Union Local 73120478 Mission Blvd in Unincorporated HaywardAppeal to Board of Supervisors of EIR Addendum Approved by Planning CommissionCounty of Alameda
March 30, 2018Lozeau DruryLaborers (LIUNA) Union Local 2702305 Mission College Boulevard Data CenterIS/MND CommentsCity of Santa Clara
June 19, 2018Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoCalifornia Unions for Reliable Energy (CURE)2305 Mission College Boulevard Data CenterIS/MND - Appeal to Planning Commission of Architectural Committee ApprovalCity of Santa Clara
June 13, 2018Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoCalifornia Unions for Reliable Energy (CURE)2305 Mission College Boulevard Data CenterAppeal to Planning Commission of MND Approved by Architectural CommitteeCity of Santa Clara
June 12, 2018Lozeau DruryLaborers (LIUNA) Union Local 2702305 Mission College Boulevard Data CenterIS/MND - Supplemental Comments on Appeal to Planning Commission of Architectural Committee ApprovalCity of Santa Clara
April 24, 2018Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoCalifornia Unions for Reliable Energy (CURE)2305 Mission College Boulevard Data CenterAppeal to Planning Commission of MND Approved by Architectural CommitteeCity of Santa Clara
April 18, 2018Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoCalifornia Unions for Reliable Energy (CURE)2305 Mission College Boulevard Data CenterMND and Architectural Approval - Request to Architectural Committee to Deny ApprovalCity of Santa Clara
April 12, 2018Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoCalifornia Unions for Reliable Energy (CURE)2305 Mission College Boulevard Data CenterIS/MND CommentsCity of Santa Clara
March 26, 2018Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoCoalition for Responsible Equitable Economic Development (CREED LA)3200 East Foothill BoulevardDraft Sustainable Communities Environmental Assessment CommentsCity of Pasadena
February 27, 2018Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoCoalition for Responsible Equitable Economic Development (CREED LA)3200 East Foothill BoulevardPublic Comment Extension RequestCity of Pasadena
February 21, 2018Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoCoalition for Responsible Equitable Economic Development (CREED LA)3200 East Foothill BoulevardPublic Records RequestCity of Pasadena
November 13, 2017Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoSan Jose Residents for Responsible Development4th and St. John Street (100, 120, 146, 152 North 4th Street)IS/ND CommentsCity of San Jose
September 22, 2015Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoInternational Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 595, Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 342, Sheet Metal Workers Local 1045110 Telegraph AvenuePublic Records RequestCity of Oakland
February 18, 2015Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoEmeryville Residents for Responsible Development6701 ShellmoundIS/MND CommentsCity of Emeryville
May 12, 2014Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoInternational Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 595, Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 342, Sheet Metal Workers Local 1046701 Shellmound Street ProjectPublic Records RequestCity of Emeryville
March 7, 2016Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoKings County Citizens for Responsible Energy Development (California Unions for Reliable Energy - CURE)American Kings Solar ProjectCUP Amendment - Comments to Planning CommissionCounty of Kings
June 10, 2016Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoKings County Citizens for Responsible Development (California Unions for Reliable Energy - CURE)American Kings Solar ProjectAppeal to Board of Supervisors of CUP Amendment Approved by Planning CommissionCounty of Kings
June 6, 2016Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoKings County Citizens for Responsible Development (California Unions for Reliable Energy - CURE)American Kings Solar ProjectCUP Amendment - Comments to Planning CommissionCounty of Kings
May 14, 2014Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoCoalition for Responsible Solar (California Unions for Reliable Energy - CURE)Aries Solar ProjectIS/MND Supplemental CommentsCity of Adelanto
March 25, 2014Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoCoalition for Responsible Solar (California Unions for Reliable Energy - CURE)Aries Solar ProjectIS/MND CommentsCity of Adelanto
April 14, 2014Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoCoalition for Responsible Solar (California Unions for Reliable Energy - CURE)Aries Solar ProjectIS/MND Addendum to CommentsCity of Adelanto
September 30, 2014Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoSheet Metal Workers Union Local 104Barrett Ranch East ProjectNotice RequestCounty of Sacramento
November 24, 2014Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoRichmond Residents for Responsible DevelopmentBay Walk Mixed Use ProjectIS/MND CommentsCity of Richmond
October 19, 2016Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoCalifornia Unions for Reliable Energy (CURE)Biogas-to-Energy Sustainability CenterPublic Records RequestCity of Anaheim
August 4, 2014Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoCitizens for Responsible Solar (California Unions for Reliable Energy - CURE)Blythe Mesa Solar ProjectDEIR/EA CommentsCounty of Riverside
January 13, 2014Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoBrentwood Residents for Responsible DevelopmentBrentwood Country Club ProjectIS/MND CommentsCity of Brentwood
September 22, 2014Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoMonterey County Residents for Responsible DevelopmentCalifornia Flats Solar ProjectDEIR CommentsCounty of Monterey
January 13, 2015Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoMonterey County Residents for Responsible DevelopmentCalifornia Flats Solar ProjectFEIR CommentsCounty of Monterey
December 24, 2014Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoMonterey County Residents for Responsible DevelopmentCalifornia Flats Solar ProjectPublic Records RequestCounty of Monterey
October 21, 2015Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoSan Jose Residents for Responsible DevelopmentCannery Park Hanover ProjectContinuance Acknowledgement to Planning CommissionCity of San Jose
October 19, 2015Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoSan Jose Residents for Responsible DevelopmentCannery Park Hanover ProjectDraft IS/MND CommentsCity of San Jose
November 4, 2015Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoSan Jose Residents for Responsible DevelopmentCannery Park Hanover ProjectIS/MND Supplemental Comments on Memo to Planning CommissionCity of San Jose
September 15, 2016Lozeau DruryLaborers (LIUNA) Union Local 783CapRock Distribution Center III WarehouseDEIR CommentsCity of Rialto
September 30, 2016Lozeau DruryLaborers (LIUNA) Union Local 1184Center Street ProjectDraft IS/MND CommentsCity of Riverside
March 6, 2018Lozeau DruryLaborers (LIUNA) Union Local 1184Center Street ProjectAgreement with Developer Resolving IssuesCity of Riverside
January 3, 2017Lozeau DruryLaborers (LIUNA) Local Union 783Colony Commerce Center Specific PlanDEIR CommentsCity of Ontario
April 28, 2014Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoColusa County Citizens for Responsible Industry (California Unions for Reliable Energy - CURE)Colusa Bio Energy ProjectTentative Water Discharge Requirements - Comments to Regional Water Quality Control BoardWater Quality Control Board District 5
March 13, 2017Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoConcord Residents for Responsible DevelopmentConcord VillageIS/MND Comments to Planning CommissionCity of Concord
March 5, 2018Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoConcord Residents for Responsible DevelopmentConcord VillageAgreement with Developer Resolving IssuesCity of Concord
August 17, 2016Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoConcord Residents for Responsible DevelopmentConcord VillageUse Permits, Design Review, Density Bonus, Infill Exemption - Comments to Planning CommissionCity of Concord
April 23, 2018Wittwer ParkinSouthwest Regional Council of CarpentersCrimson SolarNOP Scoping CommentsCalifornia Department of Fish and Wildlife and US Bureau of Land Management
March 13, 2014Lozeau DruryLaborers (LIUNA) Union Local 89Cuyama Solar Array ProjectDEIR CommentsCounty of Santa Barbara
August 21, 2017Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoRedding Residents for Responsible DevelopmentDignity Health North State Pavilion ProjectIS/MND CommentsCity of Redding
February 23, 2015Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoCalifornia Unions for Reliable Energy (CURE)Draft Desert Renewable Energy Conservation PlanDEIR/EIS CommentsCalifornia Energy Commission
October 4, 2016Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoSan Jose Residents for Responsible DevelopmentGateway Tower Mixed-Use DevelopmentDSEIR CommentsCity of San Jose
October 30, 2014Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoSan Jose Residents for Responsible DevelopmentGreat Oaks Mixed Use ProjectAgreement with Developer Resolving IssuesCity of San Jose
June 27, 2014Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoSan Jose Residents for Responsible DevelopmentGreat Oaks Mixed Use ProjectDEIR CommentsCity of San Jose
June 5, 2014Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoSheet Metal Workers Union Local 104, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union Local 332, and Plumbers & Steamfitters Union Local 393Great Oaks Mixed Use ProjectPublic Records RequestCity of San Jose
May 10, 2017Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoSan Jose Residents for Responsible DevelopmentGreyhound Residential ProjectSEIR, Various Permits, Tentative Map - Comments to Planning CommissionCity of San Jose
February 22, 2017Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoSan Jose Residents for Responsible DevelopmentGreyhound Residential ProjectDSEIR CommentsCity of San Jose
July 13, 2016Lozeau DruryLaborers (LIUNA) Union Local 1184Hidden Canyon Industrial ParkEIR Addendum Supplemental Comments to Planning CommissionCity of Beaumont
July 22, 2015Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoRichmond Residents for Responsible DevelopmentHilltop ApartmentsDesign Review - Comments to Design Review BoardCity of Richmond
September 7, 2016Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoCoalition for Responsible Equitable Economic Development (CREED LA)Hollywood Ivar Gardens HotelComments on Staff Response to IS/MND CommentsCity of Los Angeles
July 6, 2016Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoCoalition for Responsible Equitable Economic Development (CREED LA)Hollywood Ivar Gardens HotelIS/MND CommentsCity of Los Angeles
February 17, 2017Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoCoalition for Responsible Equitable Economic Development (CREED LA)Hollywood Ivar Gardens HotelContinuance Acknowledgement to City CouncilCity of Los Angeles
December 16, 2016Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoCoalition for Responsible Equitable Economic Development (CREED LA)Hollywood Ivar Gardens HotelAppeal to City Council of CUP and Zoning Approved by Planning CommissionCity of Los Angeles
April 28, 2017Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoCoalition for Responsible Equitable Economic Development (CREED LA)Hollywood Ivar Gardens HotelAppeal WithdrawalCity of Los Angeles
October 16, 2017Lozeau DrurySouthwest Regional Council of Carpenters and Laborers (LIUNA) Union Local 300ICON at PanoramaRevised DEIR CommentsCity of Los Angeles
May 22, 2017Lozeau DrurySouthwest Regional Council of Carpenters and Laborers (LIUNA) Union Local 300ICON at PanoramaDEIR CommentsCity of Los Angeles
March 19, 2018Lozeau DrurySouthwest Regional Council of Carpenters and Laborers (LIUNA) Union Local 300ICON at PanoramaFEIR CommentsCity of Los Angeles
September 25, 2015Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoOakland Residents for Responsible DevelopmentJack London Square 4th and MadisonDEIR CommentsCity of Oakland
March 16, 2016Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoOakland Residents for Responsible DevelopmentJack London Square 4th and MadisonWithdrawal of ObjectionsCity of Oakland
May 27, 2015Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoCitizens for Responsible Industry (California Unions for Reliable Energy - CURE)Jacumba Solar Energy ProjectRequest to Extend Comment PeriodCounty of San Diego
May 19, 2015Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoCitizens for Responsible Industry (California Unions for Reliable Energy - CURE)Jacumba Solar Energy ProjectPublic Records RequestCounty of San Diego
June 1, 2015Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoCitizens for Responsible Industry (California Unions for Reliable Energy - CURE)Jacumba Solar Energy ProjectDEIR CommentsCounty of San Diego
October 7, 2015Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoSan Jose Residents for Responsible DevelopmentJapantown Corporation YardEIR Addendum and Zoning Change - Comments to Planning CommissionCity of San Jose
February 10, 2016Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoCoalition for Responsible Solar (California Unions for Reliable Energy - CURE)Joshua Tree Solar FarmIS/MND CommentsCounty of San Bernardino
September 3, 2014Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoAntelope Valley Residents for Responsible DevelopmentKCS West PlantAppeal to City Council of Site Plan Review Approved by Planning CommissionCity of Palmdale
July 10, 2014Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoAntelope Valley Residents for Responsible DevelopmentKCS West PlantIS and Site Plan Review CommentsCity of Palmdale
March 22, 2016Lozeau DruryLaborers (LIUNA) Union Local 783Kimball Business ParkNotice RequestCity of Chino
April 7, 2016Lozeau DruryLaborers (LIUNA) Union Local 783Kimball Business ParkDEIR CommentsCity of Chino
March 6, 2018Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoLivermore Residents for Responsible DevelopmentLegacy LivermoreDesign Review and Other Approvals - Comments to Planning CommissionCity of Livermore
June 17, 2015Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoCalifornia Unions for Reliable Energy (CURE)Little Bear Solar ProjectPublic Records RequestCounty of Fresno
January 4, 2016Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoCalifornia Unions for Reliable Energy (CURE)Little Bear Solar ProjectPublic Records RequestCounty of Fresno
September 17, 2015N/ACarpenters Union Local 46Mace Ranch Innovation CenterNotice RequestCity of Davis
October 12, 2015Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoDavis Residents for Responsible DevelopmentMace Ranch Innovation CenterPublic Records RequestCity of Davis
October 12, 2015Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoDavis Residents for Responsible DevelopmentMace Ranch Innovation CenterPublic Records RequestCity of Davis
November 12, 2015Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoDavis Residents for Responsible DevelopmentMace Ranch Innovation CenterDEIR CommentsCity of Davis
May 24, 2017Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoDavis Residents for Responsible DevelopmentMace Ranch Innovation CenterFEIR CommentsCity of Davis
June 4, 2014Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoInternational Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1245Marin Clean EnergyJoining Community Choice Aggregation Agency - Comments to Board of SupervisorsCounty of Napa
May 16, 2014Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoInternational Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1245Marin Clean Energy & Sonoma Clean PowerJoining Community Choice Aggregation Agency - Comments to City CouncilCity of Albany
February 24, 2014Gideon KracovLaborers (LIUNA) Local Union 1184McCoy Solar Energy ProjectFEIR CommentsCounty of Riverside
August 5, 2015Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoNapa Residents for Responsible DevelopmentMeadows Care FacilityDesign Review - Comments to Planning CommissionCity of Napa
March 22, 2017Lozeau DruryLaborers (LIUNA) Local Union 89Merge 56 DevelopmentDEIR CommentsCity of San Diego
June 13, 2018Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoSanta Clara Residents for Responsible DevelopmentMission Town Center - 575 Benton Street Project FEIR AddendumCity of Santa Clara
March 28, 2017Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoCalifornia Unions for Reliable Energy (CURE)Monterey Peninsula Water Supply ProjectDEIR/EIS CommentsCalifornia Public Utilities Commission
June 22, 2015Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoCalifornia Unions for Reliable Energy (CURE)Monterey Peninsula Water Supply ProjectMotion to PUC to Become Party to ProceedingCalifornia Public Utilities Commission
August 31, 2015Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoCalifornia Unions for Reliable Energy (CURE)Monterey Peninsula Water Supply ProjectPublic Records RequestCalifornia Public Utilities Commission
September 14, 2016Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoSanta Clara Residents for Responsible DevelopmentMoonlite Lanes ApartmentsStaff Report to Planning Commission - CommentsCity of Santa Clara
July 6, 2016Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoSanta Clara Residents for Responsible DevelopmentMoonlite Lanes ApartmentsIS/MND CommentsCity of Santa Clara
July 9, 2018Lozeau DruryLaborers (LIUNA) Union Local 185Natomas Crossing Quadrant B (Quad B) Office Project aka CenteneAppeal to City Council of CEQA Findings Approved by Planning CommissionCity of Sacramento
November 10, 2014Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoRichmond Residents for Responsible DevelopmentNevin Homes Residential ProjectFinal IS/MND, Design Review, Density Bonus CommentsCity of Richmond
May 10, 2018Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoNewark Residents for Responsible DevelopmentNew Buildings at Former Morton Salt PlantDesign Review - Comments to City CouncilCity of Newark
May 10, 2018Lozeau DruryLaborers (LIUNA) Union Local 304New Buildings at Former Morton Salt PlantDesign Review - Comments to City CouncilCity of Newark
April 8, 2016Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoInternational Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 332, Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 393, Sheet Metal Workers Local 104North Bayshore Mixed Use Development - 1255 Pear Avenue (Sobrato)Notice RequestCity of Mountain View
October 31, 2017Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoOakland Residents for Responsible DevelopmentOak Knoll Mixed Use Community Plan ProjectDSEIR Comments - Staff Report to Community and Economic Development CommitteeCity of Oakland
October 18, 2017Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoOakland Residents for Responsible DevelopmentOak Knoll Mixed Use Community Plan ProjectDSEIR Comments - Staff Report to Planning CommissionCity of Oakland
October 12, 2016Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoOakland Residents for Responsible DevelopmentOak Knoll Mixed Use Community Plan ProjectDSEIR CommentsCity of Oakland
May 8, 2017Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoOakland Residents for Responsible Development (Document Not Yet Obtained)Oak Knoll Mixed Use Community Plan ProjectDSEIR Comments to Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board City of Oakland
June 21, 2017Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoOakland Residents for Responsible DevelopmentOak Knoll Mixed Use Community Plan ProjectDSEIR Comments - Staff Report to Planning CommissionCity of Oakland
March 3, 2017Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoInternational Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 595, Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 342, Sheet Metal Workers Local 104Oak Knoll Mixed Use Community Plan ProjectPublic Records RequestCity of Oakland
June 14, 2017Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoOakland Residents for Responsible DevelopmentOak Knoll Mixed Use Community Plan ProjectPublic Records RequestCity of Oakland
June 29, 2017Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoOakland Residents for Responsible DevelopmentOak Knoll Mixed Use Community Plan ProjectPublic Records RequestCity of Oakland
July 27, 2017Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoOakland Residents for Responsible DevelopmentOak Knoll Mixed Use Community Plan ProjectPublic Records RequestCity of Oakland
August 3, 2017Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoOakland Residents for Responsible DevelopmentOak Knoll Mixed Use Community Plan ProjectPublic Records RequestCity of Oakland
November 7, 2017Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoOakland Residents for Responsible DevelopmentOak Knoll Mixed Use Community Plan ProjectDSEIR Comments to City CouncilCity of Oakland
November 14, 2014Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoCoalition for Responsible Equitable Economic Development (CREED LA)Omni 1212 Flower StreetAppeal to City Council of Variances Approved by Planning CommissionCity of Los Angeles
April 17, 2015Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoCoalition for Responsible Equitable Economic Development (CREED LA)Omni 1212 Flower StreetAgreement with Developer Resolving IssuesCity of Los Angeles
November 3, 2014Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoCoalition for Responsible Equitable Economic Development (CREED LA)Onni 820 South Olive StreetAppeal to City Council of Variances Approved by Planning CommissionCity of Los Angeles
April 13, 2015Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoCoalition for Responsible Equitable Economic Development (CREED LA)Onni 820 South Olive StreetVariances Approved by Planning Commission - Comment to City Council Planning and Land Use Management CommitteeCity of Los Angeles
August 12, 2014N/ASan Jose Building and Construction Trades CouncilOppose Local CEQA ReformCEQA Streamlining Ordinance - Comments to Planning CommissionCity of San Jose
September 17, 2015Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoCalifornia Unions for Reliable Energy (CURE)Ormat Heber 1/Gould 1 Geothermal Expansion ProjectAppeal to Board of Supervisors of CUP Approved by Planning CommissionCounty of Imperial
September 8, 2015Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoCalifornia Unions for Reliable Energy (CURE)Ormat Heber 1/Gould 1 Geothermal Expansion ProjectMND CommentsCounty of Imperial
August 3, 2015Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoCalifornia Unions for Reliable Energy (CURE)Ormat Heber 1/Gould 1 Geothermal Expansion ProjectIS/MND CommentsCounty of Imperial
November 28, 2016Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoCitizens for Responsible Solar (California Unions for Reliable Energy - CURE)Palo Verde Mesa Solar ProjectDEIR CommentsCounty of Riverside
February 10, 2015Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoSan Benito Residents for Responsible DevelopmentPanoche Valley Solar FarmDSEIR CommentsCounty of San Benito
September 30, 2016Lozeau DruryLaborers (LIUNA) Union Local 1184Perris Gateway Commerce CenterIS/MND CommentsCity of Perris
January 27, 2014Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoSafe Fuel and Energy Resources California (SAFER California)Phillips 66 Company Rail Spur ExtensionDEIR CommentsCounty of San Luis Obispo
December 5, 2014Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoSafe Fuel and Energy Resources California (SAFER California)Phillips 66 Propane Recovery ProjectRDEIR CommentsCounty of Contra Costa
December 3, 2014Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoSafe Fuel and Energy Resources California (SAFER California)Phillips 66 Propane Recovery ProjectPublic Comment Extension RequestCounty of Contra Costa
December 1, 2014Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoSafe Fuel and Energy Resources California (SAFER California)Phillips 66 Propane Recovery ProjectPublic Comment Extension RequestCounty of Contra Costa
May 24, 2016Lozeau DruryLaborers (LIUNA) Union Local 783Project Jupiter Distribution WarehouseIS/MND CommentsTown of Apple Valley
April 23, 2014Lozeau DruryLaborers (LIUNA) Union Local 1184ProLogis Eucalyptus Industrial ParkFEIR CommentsCity of Moreno Valley
October 7, 2016Lozeau DruryLaborers (LIUNA) Union Local 783ProLogis Rialto I-210 DC #5IS/MND CommentsProLogis Rialto I-210 DC #5
November 21, 2017Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoCalifornia Unions for Reliable Energy (CURE)Pure Water Program North City ProjectDEIR/EIS CommentsCity of San Diego
August 25, 2016Lozeau DruryLaborers (LIUNA) Union Local 89Pure Water Program North City ProjectNotice RequestCity of San Diego
November 10, 2016Lozeau DruryLaborers (LIUNA) Local Union 783Renaissance Specific PlanRDSEIR CommentsCity of Rialto
August 19, 2016Lozeau DruryLaborers (LIUNA) Local Union 783Renaissance Specific PlanDSEIR CommentsCity of Rialto
October 15, 2015Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoCoalition for Safe Building MaterialsRevisions to 2016 California Plumbing Code to Allow Use of Perfluoroalkoxy in Dialysis Branch Lines and Plastic Pipe in Plumbing Applications in OSHPD FacilitiesDEIR CommentsCalifornia Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development
September 29, 2015Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoBay Area Citizens for Responsible Solar (California Unions for Reliable Energy - CURE)Richmond Solar PV ProjectDEIR CommentsMarin Clean Energy
June 24, 2014Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoPetaluma Residents for Responsible DevelopmentRiverfront Mixed Use ProjectFEIR Comments to Planning CommissionCity of Petaluma
July 18, 2014Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoPetaluma Residents for Responsible DevelopmentRiverfront Mixed Use ProjectFEIR Comments to City CouncilCity of Petaluma
February 6, 2014Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoPetaluma Residents for Responsible DevelopmentRiverfront Mixed Use ProjectDEIR CommentsCity of Petaluma
November 4, 2016Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoSan Ramon Residents for Responsible DevelopmentSan Ramon Valley ApartmentsIS/MND Supplemental CommentsCity of San Ramon
July 15, 2016Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoSan Ramon Residents for Responsible DevelopmentSan Ramon Valley ApartmentsIS/MND CommentsCity of San Ramon
November 17, 2014Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoSaranap Area Residents for Responsible DevelopmentSaranap Village Mixed Use ProjectDEIR CommentsCounty of Contra Costa
November 10, 2014Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoSaranap Area Residents for Responsible DevelopmentSaranap Village Mixed Use ProjectRequest to Extend Comment PeriodCounty of Contra Costa
May 15, 2017Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoSaranap Area Residents for Responsible DevelopmentSaranap Village Mixed Use ProjectAgreement with Developer Resolving IssuesCounty of Contra Costa
January 21, 2015Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoSaranap Area Residents for Responsible DevelopmentSaranap Village Mixed Use ProjectDEIR Supplemental CommentsCounty of Contra Costa
June 7, 2018Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoCoalition for Responsible Equitable Economic Development (CREED LA)Schrader Hotel ProjectMND CommentsCity of Los Angeles
September 28, 2015Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoBrentwood Residents for Responsible DevelopmentSciortino RanchIS Addendum CommentsCity of Brentwood
January 20, 2015Lozeau DruryLaborers (LIUNA) Union Local 1184Section 24 Specific Plan - Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla IndiansDEIS Supplemental CommentsCity of Rancho Mirage et al.
January 16, 2015Lozeau DruryLaborers (LIUNA) Union Local 1184Section 24 Specific Plan - Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla IndiansDEIS CommentsCity of Rancho Mirage et al.
January 25, 2017N/ACoalition for Responsible Equitable Economic Development (CREED LA)Sepulveda ApartmentsIS/MND CommentsCity of Los Angeles
March 8, 2016Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoEmeryville Residents for Responsible DevelopmentSherwin-Williams Mixed Used ProjectDEIR CommentsCity of Emeryville
April 11, 2016Lozeau DruryLaborers (LIUNA) Union Local 783Sierra Lakes Commerce CenterRDEIR CommentsCity of Fontana
March 3, 2014Lozeau DruryLaborers (LIUNA) Union Local 89Soitec Solar Development ProjectDEIR CommentsCounty of San Diego
January 11, 2017Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoCalifornia Unions for Reliable Energy (CURE)Suncrest Dynamic Reactive Power Support ProjectDEIR CommentsCalifornia Public Utilities Commission
April 30, 2015Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoCalifornia Unions for Reliable Energy (CURE)Sunray EnergyAppeal to Board of Supervisors of Notice of Exemption Approved by Planning Commission County of San Bernardino
April 22, 2015Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoCalifornia Unions for Reliable Energy (CURE)Sunray EnergyProposed Notice of Exemption CommentsCounty of San Bernardino
April 20, 2015Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoCalifornia Unions for Reliable Energy (CURE)Sunray EnergyPublic Records RequestCounty of San Bernardino
September 22, 2016Lozeau DruryLaborers (LIUNA) Union Local 1184Sycamore Canyon Business Park Buildings 1 and 2DEIR CommentsCity of Riverside
December 14, 2016Lozeau DruryLaborers (LIUNA) Union Local 1184Sycamore Canyon Business Park Buildings 1 and 2FEIR CommentsCity of Riverside
June 7, 2018Lozeau DruryLaborers (LIUNA) Union Local 324The Village Student Housing ProjectFEIR CommentsCity of Arcata
May 31, 2018Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoNapa Residents for Responsible DevelopmentTrinitas Mixed-Use ProjectRequest to Planning Commission to Continue Hearing to Later DateCity of Napa
May 23, 2018Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoNapa Residents for Responsible DevelopmentTrinitas Mixed-Use ProjectPublic Records RequestCity of Napa
May 17, 2018Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoNapa Residents for Responsible DevelopmentTrinitas Mixed-Use ProjectFEIR CommentsCity of Napa
January 23, 2018Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoNapa Residents for Responsible Development (Document Not Yet Obtained)Trinitas Mixed-Use ProjectPublic Records RequestCity of Napa
February 26, 2018 Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoNapa Residents for Responsible DevelopmentTrinitas Mixed-Use ProjectDEIR CommentsCity of Napa
June 2, 2014Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoGilroy Citizens for Responsible DevelopmentUnited Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) WarehouseFEIR CommentsCity of Gilroy
September 15, 2014Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoSafe Fuel and Energy Resources California (SAFER California)Valero Benicia Crude by Rail ProjectDEIR CommentsCity of Benicia
October 30, 2015Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoSafe Fuel and Energy Resources California (SAFER California)Valero Crude by RailRDEIR CommentsCity of Benicia
December 19, 2017Lozeau DruryLaborers (LIUNA) Union Local 300Vermont Corridor ProjectDEIR CommentsCounty of Los Angeles
August 26, 2016Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoOakland Residents for Responsible DevelopmentW12 Mixed Use ProjectAppeal to City Council of CEQA Findings Approved by Planning CommissionCity of Oakland
August 3, 2016Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoOakland Residents for Responsible DevelopmentW12 Mixed Use ProjectCEQA Findings - Supplemental Comments to Planning CommissionCity of Oakland
August 2, 2016Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoOakland Residents for Responsible DevelopmentW12 Mixed Use ProjectCEQA Findings - Comments to Planning CommissionCity of Oakland
March 1, 2016Lozeau DruryLaborers (LIUNA) Union Local 783Waterman Industrial CenterIS/MND CommentsCity of San Bernardino
September 6, 2016
Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoAmerican Canyon Residents for Responsible DevelopmentWatson RanchDEIR CommentsCity of American Canyon
October 19, 2015Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoKern County Citizens for Responsible Solar (California Unions for Reliable Energy - CURE)Willow Springs Solar Array ProjectRDEIR CommentsCounty of Kern
November 6, 2015Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoKern County Citizens for Responsible Solar (California Unions for Reliable Energy - CURE)Willow Springs Solar Array ProjectRDEIR Comments - ErrataCounty of Kern
March 9, 2016Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoKern County Citizens for Responsible Solar (California Unions for Reliable Energy - CURE)Willow Springs Solar Array ProjectFCEIR CommentsCounty of Kern
June 24, 2015Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoKern County Citizens for Responsible Solar (California Unions for Reliable Energy - CURE) (Document Not Yet Obtained)Willow Springs Solar Array ProjectFEIR Comments (Document Not Yet Obtained)County of Kern
January 19, 2016Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoKern County Citizens for Responsible Solar (California Unions for Reliable Energy - CURE)Willow Springs Solar Array ProjectRDEIR (2nd) CommentsCounty of Kern
April 13, 2015Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoKern County Citizens for Responsible Solar (California Unions for Reliable Energy - CURE)Willow Springs Solar Array ProjectDEIR CommentsCounty of Kern
April 11, 2016Adams Broadwell Joseph & CardozoKern County Citizens for Responsible Solar (California Unions for Reliable Energy - CURE)Willow Springs Solar Array ProjectFCEIR Supplemental CommentsCounty of Kern
June 10, 2015Lozeau DruryLaborers (LIUNA) Union Local 1184World Logistics Center ProjectFEIR CommentsCity of Moreno Valley
March 6, 2018Lozeau DruryLaborers (LIUNA) Union Local 304Zeiss Innovation CenterSupplemental IS/MND Comments to City CouncilCity of Dublin
February 13, 2018Lozeau DruryLaborers (LIUNA) Union Local 304Zeiss Innovation CenterSupplemental IS/MND Comments to Planning CommissionCity of Dublin

Construction Union Environmental Objections to Proposed Projects in City of San Jose 2013-2018

Perhaps Silicon Valley desperately needs housing, but construction unions aren’t going to let developers build that housing unless unions control the work through a Project Labor Agreement. Here are links to some letters from a law firm hired by unions to object to the environmental reviews of various projects since 2013. Most of the letters are sent under the front group of “San Jose Residents for Responsible Development.”

June 25, 2013 Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo on behalf of Santa Clara County Building Trades Council – One South Market – City of San Jose

July 9, 2013 Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo on behalf of Santa Clara County Building Trades Council – One South Market – City of San Jose

July 12, 2013 Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo on behalf of Santa Clara County Building Trades Council – One South Market – City of San Jose

June 5, 2014 Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo on behalf of IBEW, Plumbers, Sheet Metal Workers – Great Oaks Mixed Use Project – City of San Jose

June 27, 2014 Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo on behalf of San Jose Residents for Responsible Development – Great Oaks Mixed Use Project – City of San Jose

October 30, 2014 Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo on behalf of San Jose Residents for Responsible Development – Great Oaks Mixed Use Project – City of San Jose

October 7, 2015 Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo on behalf of San Jose Residents for Responsible Development – Japantown Corporation Yard – City of San Jose

October 19, 2015 Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo on behalf of San Jose Residents for Responsible Development – Cannery Park/Hanover Project – City of San Jose

October 21, 2015 Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo on behalf of San Jose Residents for Responsible Development – Cannery Park/Hanover Project – City of San Jose

November 4, 2015 Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo on behalf of San Jose Residents for Responsible Development – Cannery Park/Hanover Project – City of San Jose

October 4, 2016 Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo on behalf of San Jose Residents for Responsible Development – Gateway Tower Mixed-Use Development – City of San Jose

February 21, 2017 Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo on behalf of San Jose Residents for Responsible Development – 350 Winchester Mixed-Use Project (Volar) – City of San Jose

February 22, 2017 Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo on behalf of San Jose Residents for Responsible Development – Greyhound Residential Project – City of San Jose

May 10, 2017 Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo on behalf of San Jose Residents for Responsible Development – Greyhound Residential Project – City of San Jose

May 24, 2017 Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo on behalf of San Jose Residents for Responsible Development – 350 Winchester Mixed-Use Project – City of San Jose

November 13, 2017 Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo on behalf of San Jose Residents for Responsible Development – 120 N 4th Street – City of San Jose

November 14, 2017 Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo on behalf of San Jose Residents for Responsible Development – 199 Bassett Street Residential Project (Aviato) – City of San Jose

November 22, 2017 Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo on behalf of San Jose Residents for Responsible Development – 199 Bassett Street Residential Project (Aviato) – City of San Jose

(Note: on behalf of San Jose Residents for Responsible Development, the law firm of Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo filed a lawsuit on January 11, 2018 in Santa Clara County Superior Court against the City of San Jose challenging the environmental review of 120 N 4th Street. See San Jose Residents for Responsible Development et al. v City of San Jose et al., Case No. CV321709. Also, unions held a press conference on January 18, 2018 to highlight their lawsuit: see the NBC Bay Area news story San Jose Land Slated For High Rise is Contaminated: Lawsuit.

Plus, unions opposed a proposal to streamline environmental review in the City of San Jose:

August 12, 2014 Santa Clara Building and Construction Trades Council Opposes Local CEQA Reform (Streamlining Ordinance) – City of San Jose

California Union Involvement in Environmental Review – 2015

Front GroupActual PartyDateProjectGovernmentNature of Objections
California Unions for Reliable Energy (“CURE”)California Unions for Reliable Energy (“CURE”)20152014/2015 Revisions: Title 20 Commission Process and Procedure RegulationsCalifornia Energy CommissionObjections to proposed regulations that would restrict practices of outside intervenors and the influence of public comment.
Kern County Citizens for Responsible SolarIndividuals (including Rosamont residents Gary Wilcox and Daniel Wilbur, Mojave residents Gaston Moore, Lorreta Moore and Emilio Pino, and Tehachapi residents Josh Hernandez and Neal Herman), and groups, including California Unions for Reliable Energy and its members and their families.April 13, 2015Willow Springs Solar Array ProjectCounty of KernObjections to Draft Environmental Impact Report.
The Coalition for Responsible Equitable Economic Development ("CREED LA")CREED LA's members include the Sheet Metal Workers Local 105, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 11, Southern California Pipe Trades District Council 16, and their members and their families who live and work in the City of Los Angeles. Individual members of CREED LA and its member organizations include Thomas Brown, Shomari Davis, Luther Medina, and John Ferruccio, who live, work, recreate and raise their families in Los Angeles.April 13, 2015820 South Olive StreetCity of Los AngelesObjections to transfer of floor area rights and to variances and concessions.
California Unions for Reliable Energy ("CURE")California Unions for Reliable Energy (CURE)April 22, 2015Sunray Energy - DaggettCounty of San BernardinoObjections to Categorical Exemption.
California Unions for Reliable Energy (“CURE”)California Unions for Reliable Energy (“CURE”)August 3, 2015Heber 1/Gould 1 Geothermal Expansion ProjectCounty of ImperialObjections to Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration.
Napa Residents for Responsible DevelopmentNapa City and County residents and Sheet Metal Workers Local 104, Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 343, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 180, and their members and their families and other individuals that live and/or work in Napa County.August 5, 2015Master Plan for the Meadows Care Facility at 1800 and 1900 Atrium ParkwayCity of NapaObjections to Design Review Permit and Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration.
Emeryville Residents for Responsible DevelopmentIndividuals, including Emeryville residents Alex Bale-Glickman and Roy Blackshire, and Oakland resident, Matthew Spoonhour, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 595 and Sheet Metal Workers Local 104, and their members and their families who live and/or work in the City of Emeryville and Alameda County.February 18, 20156701 Shellmound Street ProjectCity of EmeryvilleObjections to Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration.
California Unions for Reliable Energy (“CURE”)A coalition of labor unions…union members live, recreate, and work in the the (sic) Mojave and Colorado/Sonoran desert regions of Southern California.February 23, 2015Desert Renewable Energy Conservation PlanCalifornia Energy CommissionObjections to Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement.
Monterey County Residents for Responsible DevelopmentMonterey County residents, such as Manuel Ramos, Robert Greene, and California Unions for Reliable Energy ("CURE") and its members and their families and other individuals that live and/or work in Monterey County.January 13, 2015California Flats Solar ProjectCounty of MontereyObjections to Final Environmental Impact Report.
Richmond Residents for Responsible DevelopmentTimothy Doyle, Donald Drown, Fynrare Fletcher, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 302, Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 159, Sheet Metal Workers Local 104, and their members and their families who live and/or work in the City of Richmond and Contra Costa County.July 22, 2015Hilltop Apartments ProjectCity of RichmondObjections to project designation as an Infill Development Categorical Exemption.
Laborers International Union of North America, Local Union No. 1184 and its members living in Riverside CountyLaborers International Union of North America, Local Union No. 1184 and its members living in Riverside County.June 10, 2015World Logistics Center ProjectCity of Moreno ValleyObjections to Final Environmental Impact Report.
Davis Residents for Responsible DevelopmentPatrick O’Brien, Jorge Gomez, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 340, Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 447, Sheet Metal Workers Local 104, and their members and their families who live and/or work in the City of Davis and Yolo County.November 12, 2015Mace Ranch Innovation Center ProjectCity of DavisObjections to Draft Environmental Impact Report.
California Unions for Reliable Energy (“CURE”)California Unions for Reliable Energy (“CURE”)November 13, 2015Siting Compliance Process Review and Improvement ProceedingCalifornia Energy CommissionObjections to allowing California Energy Commission staff more flexibility to approve project changes without involving the Commission itself.
San Jose Residents for Responsible DevelopmentCity of San Jose residents Gil Austin, Jose Lopez, William Serpa, and Kevin Thur; the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 332, Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 393, Sheet Metal Workers Local 104, and their members and their families; and other individuals that live and/or work in the City of San Jose and Santa Clara County.October 7, 2015Japantown Corporation Yard Development ProjectCity of San JoseObjections to Rezoning and Addendum to Final Environmental Impact Report.
Coalition for Safe Building MaterialsThe California State Pipe Trades Council, California Professional Firefighters, the Center for Environmental Health, and the Joint Committee on Energy and Environmental Policy, among others.October 15, 2015Revisions to the 2016 California Plumbing Code to Allow the Use of Perfluoroalkoxy in Dialysis Branch Lines and Plastic Pipe in Plumbing Applications in California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development FacilitiesCalifornia Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD)Objections to Draft Environmental Impact Report.
San Jose Residents for Responsible DevelopmentCity of San Jose residents Karl Baumheckel, Mark Ross and Conrad Pierce; the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 332, Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 393, Sheet Metal Workers Local 104, and their members and their families; and other individuals that live and/or work in the City of San Jose and Santa Clara County.October 19, 2015Cannery Park/Hanover ProjectCity of San JoseObjections to Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration.
Safe Fuel and Energy Resources California ("SAFER California'')The members represented by the participants in SAFER California live, work, recreate and raise their families in Solano County, including the City of Benicia…The members of SAFER California's participating unions may also work on the Project itself.October 30, 2015Valero Benicia Crude by Rail ProjectCity of BeniciaObjections to Revised Draft Environmental Impact Report.
Bay Area Citizens for Responsible SolarCity of Richmond residents Danael Harris, Quincy Harris, Bryan Hicks and Dennis Hicks, and California Unions for Reliable Energy (“CURE”) and its local union affiliates and their members and families.September 29, 2015Richmond Solar PV ProjectMarin Clean EnergyObjections to Draft Environmental Impact Report.

California Unions Masquerade as Community-Based Environmental Groups

Real Union Identities of Environmental Front Groups

Real IdentityGroup Name and Link to DocumentProject TargetedLead Agency
“Participating unions”…the members represented by the participants in SAFER California live, work, recreate and raise their families in Solano County, including the City of Benicia.Safe Fuel and Energy Resources California (“SAFER California”)Valero Benicia Crude by Rail ProjectCity of Benicia
Brentwood residents Jaime Gonzalez, Chad Andrews, Dustin Cabihi and Charles Knox, and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 302, Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 159, Sheet Metal Workers Local 204, and their members and families and other individuals that live and/or work in the City of Brentwood and Contra Costa County.Brentwood Residents for Responsible DevelopmentBrentwood Country Club ProjectCity of Brentwood
Patrick O’Brien, Jorge Gomez, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 340, Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 447, Sheet Metal Workers Local 104, and their members and their families who live and/or work in the City of Davis and Yolo County.Davis Residents for Responsible DevelopmentMace Ranch Innovation CenterCity of Davis
An unincorporated group of concerned citizens, Robert Klein (a member of the group), and Carpenters Local Union No. 713.Concerned Dublin CitizensAvalonBay Communities, Inc. (AvalonBay) in Dublin Transit Village CenterCity of Dublin
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 595, Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 342, and Sheet Metal Workers Local 104, and their members and their families who live and/or work in the City of Emeryville and Alameda County.Emeryville Residents for Responsible DevelopmentAnton Emeryville, 6701 Shellmound Street (“Nady Site”)City of Emeryville
Craig Simmons, Mike Conti, Eric Colemen, William Bradley, William Culbertson, and John Sandoval, and groups including Sheet Metal Workers Local 104, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 332, and Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 393, and their members and their families who live and work in the City of Gilroy and surrounding areas.Gilroy Citizens for Responsible DevelopmentUnited Natural Foods, Inc (UNFI) Warehouse and Distribution Facility ProjectCity of Gilroy
Clint Champlin, Antony David, Bryan Wilson, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 100, Plumbers and Pipefitters, Local 246 and Sheetmetal Workers, Local 162.Hanford Residents and Workers for Responsible DevelopmentLive Oak Residential ProjectCity of Hanford
Sheet Metal Workers Local 105, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 11, Southern California Pipe Trades District Council 16, and their members and their families who live and work in the City of Los Angeles. Individual members of CREED LA and its member organizations include Thomas Brown, Shomari Davis, Luther Medina, and John Ferruccio, who live, work, recreate and raise their families in Los Angeles.The Coalition for Responsible Equitable Economic Development (CREED LA)50-story high-rise development between South Olive and
South Hill Streets, and West 8th and West 9th Streets, in downtown Los Angeles, proposed by Onni Real Estate
City of Los Angeles
Residents Ricardo Bauzon, Tot V. Tran and Albert Thompson of the City of Milpitas, Plumbers and Steamfitters, Local 393, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 332, Sheetmetal Workers, Local 104 and their members and their families and other individuals that live and/or work in the City of Milpitas.Milpitas Coalition for Responsible DevelopmentMcCandless Mixed Use ProjectCity of Milpitas
Napa County residents including Brett Risley, David Dias, and Daniel Huss, and Sheet Metal Workers Local 104, Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 343, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 180, and their members and their families and other individuals that live and/or work in Napa County.Napa Coalition for Responsible DevelopmentNapa Pipe ProjectCity of Napa
Residents of the City of Oakley, including James Fessenden, Patrick Jensen, Hershel Barton, George Seligman, Daniel Gutierrez, Robert Howard and Virgil De La Grange, UA Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 159, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 302, Sheet Metal Workers, Local 104 and their members and their families and other individuals that live and/or work in the City of Oakley and Contra Costa County.Oakley Coalition for Responsible DevelopmentEmerson Propery ProjectCity of Oakley
Palmdale residents Kathy MacLaren, Ira Lockshin, Fidel Granillo, David Sazegar, Maurice Washington, Walter Andrew, Cari Bailey, and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 11 and their members and families and other individuals that live and/or work in the City of Palmdale, Antelope Valley and Los Angeles County.Antelope Valley Residents for Responsible DevelopmentKCS West Manufacturing/Assembly FacilityCity of Palmdale
Mitch Clarey, Frank Cuneo, Richard Kenney, Roger Burk, the Sonoma, Mendocino, and Lake Counties Building and Construction Trades Council, its affiliated local unions, and their members and their families who live and/or work in the City of Petaluma and Sonoma County.Petaluma Residents for Responsible Development Riverfront Mixed Use ProjectCity of Petaluma
Vic Torreano, a resident of Redwood City, the Building and Construction Trades Council of San Mateo, and the Council’s members and families who reside, work, and/or recreate in Redwood City.Redwood Citizens for Responsible Development2580 El Camino Real Residential ProjectCity of Redwood City
Timothy Doyle, Donald Drown, Fynrare Fletcher, Andrew Harris, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 302, Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 159, Sheet Metal Workers Local 104, and their members and their families and other individuals who live and/or work in the City of Richmond and Contra Costa County.Richmond Residents for Responsible DevelopmentNevin Homes Residential ProjectCity of Richmond
Timothy Doyle, Donald Drown, Fynrare Fletcher, Andrew Harris, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 302, Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 159, Sheet Metal Workers Local 104, and their members and their families who live and/or work in the City of Richmond and Contra Costa County.Richmond Residents for Responsible DevelopmentBay Walk Mixed-Use ProjectCity of Richmond
Plumbers and Pipefitters Union, Local 447, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union, Local 340 and Sheet Metal Workers Union, Local 162 and their members and their families and other individuals who live and work in the City and County of Sacramento. Petitioner Brian Lujan is a member of the Coalition for Responsible Development who lives in the City of Sacramento approximately 2 miles east of the Project site. Petitioner Gary Krula is a member of the Coalition for Responsible Development who lives in the City of Sacramento approximately one mile east of the Project site. Petitioner Frank Albert is a member of the Coalition for Responsible Development who lives in the City of Sacramento approximately one mile north of the Project site.Coalition for Responsible DevelopmentDelta Shores ProjectCity of Sacramento
San Diego County resident Billie Johnson, the San Diego County Building and Construction Trades Council, and UNITE HERE Local 30, and their local union affiliates and union members and their families who live, recreate and/or work in the City of San Diego and San Diego County.San Diego Coalition for A Better Convention CenterSan Diego Convention Center Expansion Phase 3City of San Diego
City of San Jose residents Karl Baumheckel, Mark Ross and Conrad Pierce; the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 332, Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 393, Sheet Metal Workers Local 104, and their members and their families; and other individuals that live and/or work in the City of San Jose and Santa Clara County.San Jose Residents for Responsible DevelopmentCannery Park/Hanover ProjectCity of San Jose
City of San Jose residents Mark Ross, Daniel Kiefer, Eddie Maxie, Conrad Pierce, Jeffrey Funston, Michael Smith and William Serpa; the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 332, Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 393, Sheet Metal Workers Local 104, and their members and their families; and other individuals that live and/or work in the City of San Jose and Santa Clara County.San Jose Residents for Responsible DevelopmentGreat Oaks Mixed Use ProjectCity of San Jose
David Clark, R.C. Crawford, Phillip Francisco, Victor Galvez, Matt Hancoc, Ricci Herro, Gregory Small, Robert Stuhr, Corey Quevedo, Scott Thomas, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 332, Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 393, Sheet Metal Workers Local 104, and their members and their families and other individuals who live and work in the City of Santa Clara and Santa Clara County.Santa Clara Residents for Responsible Development45 Buckingham ProjectCity of Santa Clara
An unincorporated association of individuals and labor unions; City of Sunnyvale residents Jack X. Jones, Cheryl Pollock and Bob Rule; the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 332, Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 393, Sheet Metal Workers Local 104, and their members and their families; and other individuals that live and/or work in the City of Sunnyvale and Santa Clara County.Sunnyvale Residents for Responsible DevelopmentEast Weddell Residential Projects City of Sunnyvale
Fresno County residents Jeff Taylor, Carrie Taylor, and Vaughn Laymon, and California Unions for Reliable Energy (“CURE”) and its local union affiliates and the local union members and their families that live and/or work in Fresno County.Fresno County Citizens for Responsible SolarGestamp Asetym Solar GIFFEN 1 PlantCounty of Fresno
California Unions for Reliable Energy (“CURE”), whose members represent workers who live, work, recreate and raise their families in Imperial County, as well as individual Imperial County residents, including Calexico resident Alfonso Carmona-Jimenez. CURE is a coalition of labor unions whose members build, maintain and operate conventional and renewable energy power plants in Imperial County and throughout California.Imperial Citizens for Responsible IndustryImperial Valley Solar Company 2County of Imperial
Individuals (including Rosamont residents Gary Wilcox and Daniel Wilbur, Mojave residents Gaston Moore, Lorreta Moore and Emilio Pino, and Tehachapi residents Josh Hernandez and Neal Herman), and groups, including California Unions for Reliable Energy and its members and their families.Kern County Citizens for Responsible SolarWillow Springs Solar Array ProjectCounty of Kern
James Bailey and Perry Brown, and California Unions for Reliable Energy and its members and their families.Coalition for Responsible Mammoth DevelopmentCasa Diablo IV Geothermal Development ProjectCounty of Mono
Monterey County residents, such as Manuel Ramos, Robert Greene, and California Unions for Reliable Energy (“CURE”) and its members and their families and other individuals that live and/or work in Monterey County.Monterey County Residents for Responsible DevelopmentCalifornia Flats Solar ProjectCounty of Monterey
Robert Bell, Ricky Williams, and Steven Bonner.Placer Citizens Against GridlockPlacer University Specific PlanCounty of Placer
Blythe resident George Ellis, Riverside County resident James Hennegan, and California Unions for Reliable Energy
(“CURE”) and its members and families and other individuals that live and/or work in the City of Blythe and Riverside County.
Citizens for Responsible SolarBlythe Mesa Solar ProjectCounty of Riverside
San Benito County residents, such as John Barber, Wallace Barnes, James Brown, Miguel Bustos, Bryan Daniel, L. Earl Davis, Randall Dike, Heath Guaracha, Richard Hodges, Valentin Ivanov, Andres Laureano, Steven Luiz, Jose Martinez, Robert Rovella, Gilbert Sanchez, Charles Schlesinger, Jaime Urzua, and California Unions for Reliable Energy (“CURE”) and its members and their families and other individuals that live, recreate and/or work in San Benito County (collectively, “San Benito Residents”).San Benito Residents for Responsible DevelopmentPanoche Valley Solar ProjectCounty of San Benito
Mark Rice, Duane Morris, Joshua Ast, and California Unions for Reliable Energy ("CURE") and its members and their families.San Bernardino Citizens for Responsible SolarAgincourt Solar Project and Marathon Solar ProjectCounty of San Bernardino
“Participating unions,” Ian Ostrov, who lives and works in the vicinity of the Project, Gene Sewell who lives and works in Arroyo Grande, California.Safe Fuel and Energy Resources California (“SAFER California”)Phillips 66 Company Rail Spur Extension ProjectCounty of San Luis Obispo
Sutter County residents including John Coots, Danny Fennel, Ian Trotti, Jerrick Upton, Derek West, United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry (“UA”) Local 228, UA Local 447, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 340, Sheet Metal Workers International Association Local 162 and their members and their families, and other individuals that live and/or work in Sutter County.Sutter Coalition for Responsible DevelopmentSutter Pointe Specific PlanCounty of Sutter