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Hannah Chang, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: “This is a case where it is egregious—it is extraordinary. This is for a poison where the effects are known, and EPA is not contesting that permanent harms are done from such exposure. Taking this amount of time is simply unacceptable. Those kids have already lived the first six years of their lives, which is when they are most vulnerable to lead, in these poison surroundings, unknowingly and with permanent brain damage as a result, and now EPA is asking for another six years, potentially more, to reach a final standard.”
Chris Amato, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: “Whatever happened to the objective weighing of the public interest that is the PSC’s role?”
Christopher Amato, Staff Attorney, Northeast Office: "[Charlene Benton] is one of those people you meet once in a lifetime—eloquent, dynamic, a born leader."