Who We Are

Business, Labor, and Public Leaders Working Together

Governor Edmund G. “Pat” Brown founded the California Council for Environmental and Economic Balance (CCEEB) in 1973 to bring together the perspectives of business, labor, and public leaders in pursuit of balanced and effective policy solutions. Our approach is informed by Governor Brown’s philosophy that in California we should never say, “No,” but instead say, “Here’s How.”

CCEEB has always tackled the toughest environmental problems facing California, including air quality, climate change, water quality, hazardous waste management, transportation, energy, and land use.

Our credibility and commitment to fairness and excellence has earned us a broad membership base that is unmatched by any other association.

The CCEEB Board of Directors reflects our diverse membership and spirit of collaboration. Board representatives belong to each of the Council’s three constituencies: business, labor, and public leaders.

CCEEB is a nonprofit and nonpartisan association. Our reputation rests on our ideas. CCEEB does not make political contributions of any kind.

CCEEB Represents

  • Aerospace
  • Agriculture
  • Automakers
  • Chemical manufactures
  • Energy providers
  • Entertainment
  • Finance
  • Manufacturers
  • Municipal and investor-owned utilities
  • Organized Labor
  • Professional Services
  • Railroads
  • Refineries
  • Teachers and educators
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation and transit
  • Warehouses and distribution centers
  • Waste and sanitation
  • Water agencies

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Projects work to build understanding, resolve differences, and advocate policy solutions.


Our reputation rests on ideas and relationships. Our expertise and effectiveness is unmatched.

Membership Benefits

Members have unique opportunities to network, dialogue, and address current and emerging policy issues.

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