About CHEJ

Our Network

The Center for Health, Environment & Justice supports a nationwide network of more than 300 local community groups to achieve critical policy impacts at the local, regional, statewide and national levels. The communities we serve are largely rural, low-wealth or working class—the kind of areas where toxic chemicals, polluting facilities and other environmental dangers are sited.

Many of the local leaders in our network are volunteers, working long hours to fight to protect the health of their families and their neighbors. Nearly all of the organizaition are working at the grassroots level, with small budgets to battle big issues. In some cases, CHEJ has worked with the groups for years as they continue to work to make their voices heard to create a cleaner, safer community.

CHEJ also frequently allies with big green groups on campaigns and programs, often serving as intermediary between low-income grassroots leaders and these national or statewide environmental organizations.

Contact us for more information or to join our network.

National and International Organizations

Tullamarine Toxic Dump Action Group/ Niddrie, Victoria, Australia
Friends of the Earth Germany/ Berlin, Germany
East Amman Society for Environmental Protection/ Amman, Jordan
Comite Pro Rescate y Desarrollo de Vieques/ Puerto Rico
Citizens Movement for Environmental Justice/ Seoul, South Korea
National Organizations

Pesticide Action Network of North America, Oakland, CA
Breast Cancer Action/ San Francisco, CA
GreenCorps/ Denver, CO
Beyond Nuclear/ Washington, DC
Beyond Pesticides/ Washington DC
Blue Green Alliance/ Washington, DC
Center for Effective Government/ Washington, DC
Center for Community Change/ Washington, DC
Clean Air Network/ Washington, DC
Clean Water Action/ Washington, DC
Earthjustice/ Washington, DC
Earthworks/ Washington, DC
Environment America/ Washington, DC
Environmental Integrity Project/ Washington, DC
Environmental Law and Policy Center/ Washington, DC
Environmental Working Group/ Washington DC
Essential Information/ Washington, DC
Food and Water Watch/ Washington DC
Friends of the Earth/ Washington, DC
Greenpeace/ Washington, DC
Healthy Building Network/ Washington, DC
Institute for Local Self-Reliance/ Washington, DC
Jobs With Justice/ Washington, DC
Natural Resources Defense Council/ Washington, DC
OMB Watch/ Washington, DC
Physicians for Social Responsibility/ Washington, DC
Project on Government Oversight/ Washington, DC
Public Citizen/ Washington, DC
Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families/ Washington, DC
Sierra Club/ Washington, DC
Wilderness Society/ Washington, DC
Union of Concerned Scientists/ Cambridge, MA
Clean Production Action/ Somerville, MA
Vietnam Veterans of America/ Silver Spring, MD
Nuclear Information & Resource Services/ Takoma, MD
Environmental Health Strategies Center/ Voorhees, NJ
Health Care Without Harm/ Reston, VA
Coming Clean/ Brattleboro, VT
Environmental Justice and Health Alliance for Chemical Policy Reform
Science and Environmental Health Network

State and Local Organizations

Blackbelt Citizens fighting for Health and Justice/ Uniontown, AL
Bellefont Efficiency and Sustainability Team/ Scottsboro, AL
GASP/ Birmingham, AL

Alaska Community Action on Toxics/ Anchorage, AK

Don’t Waste Arizona/ Phoenix, AZ
National Disease Cluster Alliance/ Tucson, AZ
Mothers Safe Air Safe Water Force/ Tucson, AZ

Commonweal/ Bolinas, CA
Butte Environmental Council/ Chico, CA
East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice/ Commerce, CA
Desert Protection Society/ Desert Center, CA
North Valley Coalition/ Granada Hills, CA
Tri-Valley Communities Against a Radioactive Environment/ Livermore, CA
Committee to Bridge the Gap /Ben Lomond, CA
California Safe Schools/ Los Angeles, CA
Healthy Child, Healthy World/ Los Angeles, CA
Physicians for Social Responsibility/ Los Angeles, CA
Fort Ord Environmental Justice Network/ Marina, CA
Stop Newby Island Landfill Expansion/ Milpitas, CA
Center for Public Environmental Oversight/ Mountain View, CA
As You Sow/ Oakland, CA
Center Environmental Health/ Oakland, CA
Communities for a Better Environment/ Oakland, CA
Oroville Dioxin Education Committee/ Oroville, CA
Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice/ Riverside, CA
California Communities Against Toxics/ Rosamond, CA
Environmental Health Coalition/ San Diego, CA
Just Transition Alliance/ San Diego, CA
International Campaign for Responsible Technology/ San Jose, CA
Asian Pacific Environmental Network/ San Francisco, CA
Breast Cancer Fund/ San Francisco, CA
Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment/ San Francisco, CA
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives/ San Francisco, CA
Global Community Monitor/ San Francisco, CA
Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice/ San Francisco, CA
Interfaith Power and Light/ San Francisco, CA
People Organized to Demand Environmental and Economic Rights/
San Francisco, CA
Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition/ San Francisco, CA
Concerned Residents Against Airport Pollution/ Santa Monica, CA
Grassroots Recycling Center/ Sebastopol, CA
Concerned Neighbors of Wildomar/ Wildomar, CA

Rock Flats Downwinders/ Denver, CO
Western Colorado Congress/ Grand Junction, CO
Citizens Against Asphalt Toxins/ Fort Collins, CO

Connecticut Coalition for Environmental Justice/ Hartford, CT
Housatonic Environmental Action League/ Cornwall Bridge, CT
Pollution Extermination Group/ Naugatuck, CT
Save Stratford/ Stratford, CT

Children’s Environmental Health Network/ Washington, DC
Environmental Health Group/ Washington, DC
Parents for Nontoxic Alternatives/ Washington DC
Empower DC/ Washington, DC
Syphax Public Housing Community/ Washington, DC

Farmworkers Association of Florida/ Apopka, FL
Old Smokey Steering Committee/ Miami, FL
Citizens Against Toxic Substances/ Pensacola, FL
Save Our Aquifer/ Cocoa, FL

Product Policy Institute/ Athens, GA
Captain Planet/ Atlanta, GA
GreenLaw/ Atlanta, GA
Glynn Environmental Coalition/ Brunswick, GA
Brunswick/Glynn Environmental Justice Advisory Board/ Brunswick, GA
Wiregrass Activist for Clean Energy/ Lowndes County, GA
Silent Disaster/ Waycross, GA
Concerned Citizens of Shell Bluff/ Shell Bluff, GA

Beach Environmental Awareness Campaign Hawaii/ Honolulu, HI

Silver Valley Community Resources Center/ Kellogg, ID

Citizens Against Ruining the Environment/ Lockport, IL
Shawnee Forest Sentinels/ Anna, IL
Little Village Environmental Justice Organization/ Chicago, IL

Quindaro Ruins Underground Railroad/ Kansas City, KS

Citizens of Boyd County Environmental Coalition/ Ashland, KY
Kentucky Environmental Foundation/ Berea, KY
Kentucky Resources Council/ Frankfort, KY
Kentuckians for the Commonwealth/ London, KY
Louisville Riverside Restoration Coalition/ Louisville, KY
Rubbertown Emergency Action/ Louisville, KY

Advocates for Environmental Health Rights/ New Orleans, LA
Camp Minden Citizens Advisory Group/ Minden, LA
Louisiana Environmental Action Network/ Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Bucket Brigade/ New Orleans, LA
Mossville Environmental Action Now/ Mossville, LA

Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow/ Boston, MA
Alternatives for Community and Environment/ Roxbury, MA
Buzzards Bay Coalition/ New Bedford, MA
Clean Water Action MA/ Boston, MA
Citizens Awareness Network/ Shelburne Falls, MA
Environmental Action/ Boston, MA
Environmental Health Fund/ Jamaica Plain, MA
Framingham Action Coalition/ Framingham, MA
Hands Across the River Coalition/ New Bedford, MA
Housatonic River Initiative/ Pittsfield, MA
Toxics Action Center/ Boston, MA
Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance/ Gloucester, MA
South Coast Neighbors/ North Easton, MA
Springfield Climate Justice Coalition / Springfield, MA
Second Look/ Worchester, MA

Natural Resources Council of Maine/ Augusta, ME
Environmental Strategies Center/ Portland, ME

Chesapeake Bay Foundation/ Annapolis, MD
No-Incinerator Alliance/ Frederick, MD
Stop Costco Gas Coalition/ Kensington, MD
Chesapeake Climate Action Network/ Takoma Park, MD
Barnaby Manor Civic Association/ Oxon Hill, MD

Ecology Center, Ann Arbor, MI
Bridgewater Detroit Coalition/ Detroit, MI
Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice/ Detroit, MI
Flint Water Class Action Group, Flint, MI
Water You Fighting For/ Flint, MI
Lead Safe America Foundation/ Kalamazoo, MI
Citizens for Alternatives to Chemical Contamination/ Lake, MI
Alliance to Halt Fermi 3/ Livonia, MI
Water Action Vital Earth/ Marquette, MI
Save the Wild Upper Peninsula/ Marquette, MI
Lone Tree Council/ Saginaw, MI
Pine River Superfund Citizen Task Force/ St. Louis, MI
Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision/ Detroit, MI

Jesus People Against Pollution/ Columbia, MS

Great Rivers Environmental Law Center/ St. Louis, MO
Just Moms STL/ St. Louis, MO
Metro St. Louis Coalition for Inclusion and Equity/ St. Louis, MO
Missouri Coalition for the Environment/ St. Louis, MO

Indigenous Environmental Network/ Bemidji, MN
Healthy Food Action/ Minneapolis, MN
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy/ Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis Neighbors for Clean Air/ Minneapolis, MN
Neighbors Against the Burner/ St. Paul, MN

Western Organizing Resources Council/ Billings, MT
Clark River Coalition/ Missoula, MT
Women’s Voices for the Earth/ Missoula, MT

Cumberland County Caring Voices/ Eastover, NC
Residents for Coal Ash Clean Up/ Greensboro, NC
Neighborhood Environmental Watch/ Alamance County, NC
Pee Dee Wall/ Ansonville, NC
CTS Citizens Monitoring Group/ Asheville, NC
Dogwood Alliance/ Asheville, NC
Appalachian Voices/ Boone, NC
Save Linville Gorge Wilderness/ Burke County, NC
Chatham Citizens Against Coal Ash Dump/ Chatham County, NC
Citizens for a Safe Environment/ Duplin County, NC
Clean Water for North Carolina/ Durham, NC
NC WARN/ Durham, NC
Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League/ Glendale Springs, NC
EnvironmentaLEE/ Lee County, NC
Center for Community Change/ Lumberton, NC
Person County PRIDE/ Person County, NC
Toxic Free NC/ Raleigh, NC
Concerned Citizens of Richmond County/ Richmond County, NC
No Fracking in Rockingham/ Rockingham County, NC
North Carolina Environmental Justice Network/ Rocky Mount, NC
Scotland County of Tomorrow/ Scotland County, NC
No Fracking in Stokes/ Stokes, NC
Environmental Action Team/ Warren, NC
Halo Parents Group/ Winston-Salem, NC

Neodesha Environmental Awareness Team/ Neodesha, NE

Work on Waste/ Claremont, NH
Testing for Pease/ Portsmouth, NH

Edison Wetlands Association/ Edison, NJ
Green Faith/ Highland Park, NJ
Ironbound Community Corporation, Newark, NJ
Paulsboro Action Committee/ Paulsboro, NJ
Citizens for a Clean Pompton Lakes, Pompton Lakes, NJ
Clean Ocean Action/ Sandy Hook, NJ
NJ Work Environment Council/ Trenton, NJ
Roxbury Environmental Action Coalition/ Roxbury, NJ

Los Jardines Institute/ Albuquerque, NM

Citizens of Las Vegas United/ Las Vegas, NV

Citizens Environmental Coalition/ Albany, NY
Clean & Healthy New York, Albany, NY
Environmental Advocates of New York/ Albany, NY
Healthy Schools Network/ Albany, NY
New York Public Interest Research Group/ Albany, NY
Stop the NY Frack/Gas Pipeline, Albany, NY
Hudson River Sloop Clearwater/ Beacon, NY
Gowanus Canal Conservancy/ Brooklyn, NY
Neighbors Allied for Good Growth/ Brooklyn, NY
Newtown Creek Alliance/ Brooklyn, NY
Committee Concerned about NL Industries/ Colonie, NY
People for a Healthy Environment/ Elmira, NY
United for a Healthy West Endicott/ Endicott, NY
Forestville Residents Demanding Safe Drinking Water/ Forestville, NY
Hopewell Junction Citizens for Clean Water/ Hopewell Junction, NY
Alliance for Greater New York/ New York, NY
New York Committee on Occupational Safety and Health/ New York, NY
New York Lawyers for the Public Interest/New York, NY
Park West Village Tenants Association/ New York, NY
WE ACT for Environmental Justice/ New York, NY
Pendleton Action Team/ Pendleton, NY
United Neighbors Concerned about GE/ Nassau, NY
Empire State Consumer Project/ Rochester, NY
Citizens Campaign for the Environment/ Syracuse, NY
Clean Air Coalition of Western New York/ Tonawanda, NY
Webster Residents for Webster Water/ Webster, NY
Forbes Terrace Community/ Wheatfield, NY
Residents for Responsible Government/ Youngstown, NY

Ohio Environmental Stewardship/ Alliance, OH
Appalachia Resist/ Athens, OH
Appalachian Ohio Sierra Club/ Athens County, OH
Ashtabula County Water Watch/ Ashtabula County, OH
Athens County Fracking Action Network/ Athens, OH
Beaver Creek Wetlands Association/ Beavercreek, OH
Concerned Barnesville Area Residents/ Belmont County, OH
No Rad Water/ Bexley, OH
FrackTracker/ Cleveland, OH
Buckeye Forest Council/ Columbus, OH
River Network/ Caledonia, OH
Food and Water Watch/ Cincinnati, OH
Mothers Against Drilling in Our Neighborhood/ Cleveland, OH
Ohio Citizen Action/ Cleveland, OH
Communities United for Responsible Energy/ Cuyahoga County, OH
Ohio Environmental Council/ Columbus, OH
Coshocton Environmental and Community Awareness/ Coshocton County, OH
Save Our County/ East Liverpool, OH
Fresh Water Accountability Project/ Grand Rapids, OH
Guernsey County Citizens Support on Drilling Issues/ Guernsey County, OH
Ohio Citizen Action/ Hamilton County, OH
Southwest Ohio No Frack Forum/ Hamilton County, OH
Kent Environmental Council/ Kent, OH
Network for Oil and Gas Accountability and Protection/ Lake County, OH
Licking County Concerned Citizens for Public Health & Environment/ Licking
County, OH
West Point Community Coalition/ Lisbon, OH
Stewards of the Land/ Loundonville, OH
Defenders of the Earth Outreach Mission/ Mahoning County, OH
Guardians of Mill Creek Park/ Mahoning County, OH
Frack Free Ohio/ Mansfield, OH
Concerned Citizens of Medina County/ Medina County, OH
Faith Communities Together for Frac Awareness/ Mentor, OH
Concerned Citizens of Sycamore Valley/ Monroe County, OH
Concerned Citizens Ohio/ Portage County, OH
Concerned Citizens Ohio-Shalersville/ Portage County, OH
People for Safe Water/ Springfield, OH
Stark County Concerned Citizens/ Stark County, OH
Toledo Coalition for Safe Energy/ Toledo, OH
Torch Can Do/ Torch, OH
We Are Not Expendable/ Trumbull County, OH
Concerned Citizens of Lake Township/ Uniontown, OH
Southeastern Ohio Fracking Interest Group/ Washington County, OH
Williams County Alliance/ Williams County, OH
Our Neighborhood Matters/ Wooster, OH
Green Environmental Coalition/ Yellow Springs, OH
Frack-Free Mahoney/ Youngstown, OH
Stop Fracking OH/ Youngstown, OH

Local Environmental Action Demanded Agency/ Ottawa County, OK

Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides/ Eugene, OR
Groundwork Portland, Portland, OR
Neighbors for Clean Air/ Portland, OR
Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility/ Portland, OR
Portland Clean Air/ Portland, OR
Portland Harbor Citizen Advisory Group/ Portland, OR
River Network/ Portland, OR

Friends of Tom’s Creek/ Adams County, PA
Shalefield Organizing Committee/ Benton, PA
Marcellus Outreach Butler/ Butler, PA
Crawford Area Residents for the Environment/ Cochranton, PA
Eastwick Friends & Neighbors Coalition/ Darby Creek, PA
Fracking Truth Alliance/ Ellwood City, PA
Our Water, Our Air, Our Lives/ Erie, PA
Pennsylvania Environmental Action Network/ Fombell, PA
Lancaster Against Pipelines/ Holtwood, PA
Berks Gas Truth/ Kutztown, PA
Friends of Lakawanna/ Lakawanna, PA
Mars Parent Group/ Mars, PA
Mountain Watershed Association/ Melcroft, PA
Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project/ McMurray, PA
Breathe EASY Susquehanna County, Montrose, PA
Peters Township Residents Against Crematory Ordinance/ Peters Township, PA
Clean Air Council/ Philadelphia, PA
Clean Water Action/ Philadelphia, PA
Encouraging Development of a Green Economy/ Philadelphia, PA
Energy Justice Network/ Philadelphia, PA
Food and Water Watch-PA/ Philadelphia, PA
Physicians for Social Responsiblity/ Philadelphia, PA
Protect Our Waters/ Philadelphia, PA
Sierra Club/ Philadelphia, PA
Friends of the Harmed /Pittsburgh, PA
Learning Disabilities Association/ Pittsburgh, PA
Marcellus Protest/ Pittsburgh, PA
Penn Environment/ Pittsburgh, PA
Penn Future/ Pittsburgh, PA
Women for a Healthy Environment/ Pittsburgh, PA
Save Riverdale/ Riverdale, PA
Alliance for a Clean Environment/ Stowe, PA
Center for Coalfield Justice, Washington, PA
Responsible Drilling Alliance/ Williamsport, PA
Protect Our Children/ PA

Environmental Justice League of Rhode Island/ Providence, RI
Rhode Island Legal Services/ Providence, RI

Parents for Student Safety/ Franklin, TN
Preserve Maury/ Maury County, TN
Defense Depot Memphis Tennessee Concerned Citizens Committee/ Memphis, TN
Bring Urban Recycling to Nashville Today/ Nashville, TN

Liveable Arlington/ Arlington, TX
Texas Campaign for the Environment/ Austin, TX
Citizens for Environmental Justice/ Corpus Christie, TX
Downwinders at Risk/ Dallas, TX
Air Alliance Houston, Houston, TX
San Jacinto River Coalition/ Houston, TX
Texans Together/ Houston, TX
Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services/ Houston, TX
Community in Power & Development/ Port Arthur, TX
Friends United for a Safe Environment/ Texarkana, Texas-Arkansas

Canyon Country Rising Tide/ Moab, UT

Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment/ Arlington, VA
Friends of Buckingham / Buckingham, VA
Southern Environmental Law Center/ Charlottesville, VA
Preserve Floyd/ Floyd, VA
Preserve Franklin/ Franklin, VA
No Mining in Harrisburg/ Harrisburg, VA
Preserve Montgomery/ Montgomery County, VA
Piedmont Residents in Defense of the Environment/ Pittsylvania County, VA
Environmental Patriots of the New River Valley/ Radford, VA
Preserve Bent Mountain/ Roanoke, VA
Preserve Roanoke/ Roanoke, VA
Stafford Citizens for Open Government/ Stafford, VA
Preserve the New River Valley, VA

Mercury Policy Project/ Montpelier, VT
Vermont PIRG/ Montpelier, VT

Duwamish River Clean Up Coalition/ Seattle, WA
Sea-Tac Airport…Flight Pattern Kids/ Seattle, WA
Washington Toxics Coalition, Seattle WA

Friends of Water/ Charleston, WV
Headwaters Defense/ Hillsboro, WV
Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition/ Huntington, WV
Coal River Mountain Watch/ Naoma, WV
People Concerned About Chemical Safety/ Charleston, WV
West Virginian Citizen Action for Real Enforcement Campaign / WV

Midwest Environmental Advocates/ Madison, WI
Citizens for Safe Water Around Badger, Merrimac, WI
Highway J Citizens Group/ Slinger, WI
Endometriosis Association/ Milwaukee, WI

Environmental Health Trust/ Teton Village, WY