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The Latest On: Ozone

June 21, 2022 | Legal Document

Joint Ozone Comments (June 2022)

Over 80,000 people from all around the country submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urging the agency to issue a strong “Good Neighbor Rule” to reduce cross-state ozone pollution, or smog. Now EPA will consider the public comments it has received and issue a final version of the Good Neighbor Rule, likely in late 2022 or early 2023.

June 7, 2022 | Legal Document

ANHE v EPA Complaint (June 2022)

Health and environmental advocates represented by Earthjustice, sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over the agency’s failure to increase air pollution protections in over 30 cities that have dangerous levels of ozone smog. Communities at issue include major metropolitan areas like Baltimore, Maryland; Chicago, Illinois; Cleveland, Ohio; Dallas, San Antonio and Houston, Texas; Denver, Colorado; Phoenix, Arizona; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Washington, D.C.

December 13, 2021 | In the News: Los Angeles Times

That brown, hazy air is bad for your kids

Adrian Martinez, Attorney, California Office, Earthjustice: “For the past three years, we’ve seen relatively clean air data, aside from wildfires. What’s uncomfortable about this season’s pollution is that we can’t point to any one source.”

November 11, 2021 | In the News: Los Angeles Times

Hazy skies, poor air quality: Is port congestion worsening L.A. pollution?

Adrian Martinez, Attorney, California Office, Earthjustice: “Whenever we see this spike in fine particulate pollution, people point to the weather. What some of that explanation misses is that impact of some of the urban areas where people live, and glosses over the specific solutions that could be pursued to curb emissions.”

October 29, 2021 | In the News: The Hill

EPA to consider tighter air quality standards for smog

Marvin Brown, Attorney, Washington, D.C., Office: “The most recent science clearly shows that the current ozone standards are simply not strong enough to protect public health, or the crops, forests and ecosystems we depend on.”