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The Latest On: Air

May 2, 2020 | Letter

Letter to Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality on Denial of Permit

RISE St. James and Louisiana Bucket Brigade submit this response to South Louisiana Methanol’s request for an extension of the construction discontinuance period of its Prevention of Significant Deterioration preconstruction air permit PSD-LA-780 and urge LDEQ to deny SLM’s request.

May 1, 2020 | In the News: L.A. Times

How The Coronavirus Is Hampering Enforcement Of California’s Air Pollution Rules

Adrian Martinez, Attorney, California Regional Office, Earthjustice: “Polluting industries have over the last couple decades built up a significant lobbying presence at AQMD to make it really painful and hard to adopt regulations, to increase fees for the agency to do its job and to develop a real air cleanup plan. And this is when that effort really shines.”

April 16, 2020 | Explainer

Danger in the Air

Earthjustice is defending the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards — a rule that saves up to 11,000 people from early deaths each year.