Joel Minor, Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office: “[The decision] ignored a mountain of evidence that the Elyria-Swansea and Globeville neighborhoods are already overburdened by pollution, not only from the highway, but also from many other toxic hazards that threaten their health.”
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A Landfill Is Consuming This Historic Alabama Community. The EPA Ignored Complaints. Now the Case Is Closed.
Marianne Engelman Lado, Attorney: "To say it's disappointing is an understatement, that after all these years of sitting on the complaint, EPA would just close the case. There's no question that the Ashurst Bar/Smith community is going to keep fighting the landfill to protect their community."
Joel Minor, Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office, Earthjustice: "Our arguments aren't even mentioned [in the letter of finding]. The data we submitted isn't mentioned. Really, this is just a rubber stamp from the Trump administration on a project that's going to displace 200 people from their homes."
Community Group Alleges Civil Rights Violations by the City and Port of Oakland in Complaint to Federal Government
Suzanne Novak, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: “They dismissed the complaint but they still did not do what they were supposed to, which was rule upon the issues raised in the complaint about the disparate environmental impacts it would have on this community of color.”