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The Latest On: Air

May 15, 2020 | Letter

Joint comments: NY Proposed Part 248 Use of Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel Fuel and Best Available Retrofit Technology for Heavy Duty Vehicles and Part 200 General Provisions

American Lung Association, Earthjustice, Environmental Advocates of New York, Jobs to Move America, New York Public Interest Research Group, New Yorkers for Clean Power, and Sierra Club submit comments on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) proposed amendments to its regulations implementing the Diesel Emission Reduction Act of 2006 (DERA). We applaud DEC’s proposed amendments that extend DERA’s requirements to use ultra-low sulfur diesel and best available retrofit technology to heavy-duty vehicles operated on behalf of State agencies, and not just those vehicles directly owned, operated, or leased by State agencies

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.”