Adrian Martinez, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: “We need a systemic shift in vehicle technology. We need a radical transformation.”
Lisa Evans, Senior Administrative Counsel, Earthjustice: “This is the injustice of it all. Building a landfill is 19th century technology. The money [utility companies save] amounts to pennies.”
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.”
Adrian Martinez, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: “The mayors laid out a bold vision for what they expect. What people are going to look at is, ‘does this plan live up to this vision?’ You have to have a way to measure success; otherwise it’s another policy plan that could be dismissed at the whim of future harbor commissions. Emissions commitment are important.”
Terry McGuire, Senior Legislative Representative, Policy & Legislation: “If the models bear out and we have more hot days in the future, then we’re going to have longer ozone seasons in a lot of parts of the country.”
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