The Latest On: Northeast
Zack Klyver is the head naturalist at Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co. He is from Eastport, Maine.
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."
Lisa Garcia, VP of Litigation for Healthy Communities: “It would be a shame to get rid of the one office that is in touch with people, that understands what the potential burdens are of our bad environmental decisions. ... you would lose communication with so many communities, who you’re supposed to represent. Because they can’t get on their private jets, or go to D.C. every time you have a meeting on oil, or coal, or climate.”
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.”