The Latest On: Ozone
Seth Johnson, Attorney, Earthjustice: "Every state in the country did what they were supposed to do. Now, it's time for EPA to do what it's supposed to do, and that is to issue designations under the statute and start the implementation process. ... EPA's independent science advisers unanimously said that the 2008 standard was too weak to satisfy the statutory requirements."
Angela Johnson Meszaros, Staff Attorney, California Regional Office, Los Angeles: “As our city struggles with the worst smog we’ve seen in years, we appreciate that LADWP is taking some much-needed time to reassess its plans to build fossil fuel power plants. We look forward to the day that LADWP announces that we are going to power our city with 100% clean energy.”
Adrian Martinez, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: “We have had decades of voluntary time to clean up the pollution. And now is the time to make it mandatory and required.”
Paul Cort, Staff Attorney, California Office: “The district is scrambling to figure out how to meet the national air standards. The response has been to ask for amendments to the Clean Air Act to give them excuses for not meeting certain requirements.”