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."
About 44,700 people signed an Earthjustice letter, with about 12,000 of them also submitting personalized comments.
Roger Fleming, Attorney, Earthjustice: "It's perfectly reasonable for fishermen to pay for a portion if not all of the at-sea cost of monitoring. They are harvesting a public resource."