The Latest On: Clean Air Act
Paul Cort, Attorney, California Regional Office: “The law is very clear about California’s authority to set these standards, and for the EPA to try to narrow it now means they have an uphill battle.”
Adrian Martinez, Attorney, Earthjustice: “It is going to take some work to fix the significant amount of problems that were identified ... They’ll need to take a fresh look at the project.”
Patrice Simms, VP of Litigation, Washington, D.C.: "The 'Once In, Always In,' policy is part of a regulatory program under the Clean Air Act, and that program deals with the control of hazardous air pollutants. Not the things that we often think about like smog, the stuff that you see hanging over a city, but rather these are highly toxic air pollutants, things that cause cancer and birth defects and neurological problems."