In public comments, the environmental law group Earthjustice noted that the Scrubgrass plant was already meeting the existing MATS for acid gases when the EPA published its proposal, and the Colver, Morgantown and Grant Town plants had certified that they would be compliant by April 2019.
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Adrian Martinez, Attorney, California Regional Office, Earthjustice: The best climate strategy is to meet clean-air standards. That would be a fundamental shift from a combustion-focused society to zero-emissions everywhere.”
David Baron, Managing Attorney, Washington, D.C., Earthjustice: “These deadlines, after all, are meant to protect people from dangerous health threats from pollution — threats that are major concerns in addition to Covid-19. The burden needs to be on the industry seeking relief to show that inability to comply in a specific case is due to Covid-19, not failure of the industry to timely install or maintain required pollution controls.”
Adrian Martinez, Staff Attorney, California Regional Office, Earthjustice: “This case is perfectly illustrative of why you need an environmental justice bureau in the state attorney general’s office.”
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Neil Gormley, Attorney, Washington, D.C., Office, Earthjustice: “Instead of taking necessary action to clean up the air, the EPA is continuing to drag its feet.”