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March 22, 2017 | Letter

2017 Community Letter Opposing House Attack on Ozone Standards

Over 120 health, environmental and community organizations sent a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives asking them to oppose the “Ozone Standards Implementation Act” (H.R. 806). If passed this legislation would systematically weaken the Clean Air Act and undermine Americans’ 46-year right to healthy air based on medical science, and delay life-saving health standards already years overdue.

January 9, 2017 | In the News: KPCC

Can The AQMD Raise $1 Billion a Year To Clean Up The Air?

Angela Johnson Mezaros, Attorney, Earthjustice: “You’re refusing to require that largest sources of air pollution install cost-effective, life-saving pollution control equipment. And instead you’re calling for a tax on ordinary folks for owning a car?”

January 5, 2017 | Legal Document

Order Granting Joint Motion to Enter Consent Decree

This matter comes before the Court on the parties’ joint motion for entry of their proposed Consent Decree. (Dkt. No. 31.) The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published notice of the proposed Consent Decree in the Federal Register and received only one anonymous comment, which was incomplete in that it contained no substance or attachments.The United States consents to entry of the Consent Decree. (Id.) Having thoroughly considered the joint motion and the relevant record, the Court hereby GRANTS the motion and ENTERS the following consent decree:

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