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The Latest On: Ozone

December 13, 2021 | In the News: Los Angeles Times

That brown, hazy air is bad for your kids

Adrian Martinez, Attorney, California Office, Earthjustice: “For the past three years, we’ve seen relatively clean air data, aside from wildfires. What’s uncomfortable about this season’s pollution is that we can’t point to any one source.”

November 11, 2021 | In the News: Los Angeles Times

Hazy skies, poor air quality: Is port congestion worsening L.A. pollution?

Adrian Martinez, Attorney, California Office, Earthjustice: “Whenever we see this spike in fine particulate pollution, people point to the weather. What some of that explanation misses is that impact of some of the urban areas where people live, and glosses over the specific solutions that could be pursued to curb emissions.”

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.”

August 16, 2021 | In the News: Grist

Hot days mean worse air. So why are climate and smog seen as separate?

Adrian Martinez, Attorney, California Regional Office: “[The South Coast Air Quality Management District's] failure to look at the impacts of climate change in all of their planning has meant that they’re not really hitting the mark. The consequences are that people are breathing dirty air, and the law allows it.”

July 16, 2021 | Letter

New York: Comments to DEC on Draft SIP Revision for the 2008 Ozone NAAQS

The Draft SIP represents an important opportunity for DEC to take meaningful steps toward attainment of the 2008 ozone NAAQS. We commend DEC for recently adopting regulations to reduce NOx emissions from important point sources like peaker plants and solid waste incinerators, but significant work remains to reduce NOx emissions from the transportation sector.