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.

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