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November 10, 2021 | In the News: Grist

After years of delays, Southern California’s new smog regulation promises to save lives

Byron Chan, Attorney, Community Partnerships Program, Earthjustice: “They’ve barely done anything for the past 30 years. It’s like if you never went to the dentist, and the first time you went to the dentist you were 55 and racked up a super expensive charge — but if you had been going to the dentist every six months for your entire life, you wouldn’t have had to be put in this situation in the first place.”

November 2, 2021 | In the News: ProPublica

Poison in the Air

Emma Cheuse, Attorney, Washington, D.C., Office: “We recognize that what was acceptable [risk tolerance levels] then is not OK now.”

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.”

October 12, 2021 | Letter

Petition: EPA Regulate Leaded Aviation Gasoline

The undersigned organizations hereby submit this updated petition to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to make an endangerment finding under section 231 of the Clean Air Act that leaded aviation gasoline contributes to air pollution that harms public health and welfare.

October 12, 2021 | Letter

Joint EPA Letter: Leaded Aviation Gasoline

57 organizations and 146 medical professionals, professors, advocates, and other individuals submit letter in support of the October 12, 2021 updated petition, originally submitted on August 24, 2021, of Alaska Community Action on Toxics, Center for Environmental Health, Friends of the Earth, Montgomery-Gibbs Environmental Coalition, and Oregon Aviation Watch, and by the County of Santa Clara, California and the Town of Middleton, Wisconsin, petitioning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to make an endangerment finding under section 231 of the Clean Air Act that leaded aviation gasoline contributes to air pollution that harms public health and welfare.

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