Khushi Desai, Attorney, Earthjustice: "The court has clearly rejected [Lehigh Hanson's] efforts to burn hazardous wastes near so many homes and schools without complying with the county's longstanding zoning requirements. It's time for [Lehigh Hanson] to follow the process and ensure the protections required by the law."
The Latest On: Clean Air
Chris Amato, Attorney, Earthjustice: "At long last, South End residents will know what is in the air they are breathing. We hope this is the first step towards the full environmental assessment of Global's operations that South End residents have been demanding for more than three years. We will continue our fight for environmental justice for the South End."
David Baron, Managing Attorney, Earthjustice: “The delays have been precipitous and our view unlawful in almost all of these cases. And so far, anyway, the courts have agreed.”
Adrian Martinez, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: “We need a systemic shift in vehicle technology. We need a radical transformation.”
Adenike Adeyeye, Senior Researcher & Policy Analyst, Earthjustice: “Even as the community was saying 'this isn’t what we want, and we don’t want more truck traffic,' the city was pursuing that avenue. Being exposed to a lot of exhaust from trucks affects people’s entire systems — heart, lungs, brain — and can have devastating impacts.”