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Debbie Chizewer, Managing Attorney, Midwest Office, Earthjustice: “The idea of delaying lead abatement is concerning because people are spending more time at home, so they’re getting more exposure [to lead].”
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.”
Abigail Dillen, president of Earthjustice, speaks with WBEZ's Reset.
Adrian Martinez, Attorney, California Regional Office, Earthjustice: “It’s going to change people’s frame of reference from how much worse it was in the sixties, seventies and eighties, to how do we get back to that time where we could go outside and breathe a deep breath of air and it’s safe?”
Abigail Dillen, President of Earthjustice: “This is a moment of reckoning. My hope across the board is that we can use this moment of crisis not to reinvest in the industries that are hurling us over the edge into a climate emergency.”