The Latest On: California
Adrian Martinez, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: “We have had decades of voluntary time to clean up the pollution. And now is the time to make it mandatory and required.”
Adrian Martinez, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: "This is one of the most polluted parts of the region. There's lots of diesel trucks and other air pollution that comes into this regions. So, the idea was to let the governor experience firsthand, what it's like to live in this area that is heavily impacted by dirty trucks, dirty trains, and other emissions from goods movement."
Paul Cort, Staff Attorney, California Office: “The district is scrambling to figure out how to meet the national air standards. The response has been to ask for amendments to the Clean Air Act to give them excuses for not meeting certain requirements.”
Adrian Martinez, Staff Attorney, California Office: “A lot of people are trying to downplay it because they want to feel good about the transportation deal that was struck, but the [environmental justice] groups I work with were really devastated this morning.”