Joel Minor, Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office, Earthjustice: "Our arguments aren't even mentioned [in the letter of finding]. The data we submitted isn't mentioned. Really, this is just a rubber stamp from the Trump administration on a project that's going to displace 200 people from their homes."
The Latest On: Title VI of the Civil Rights Act
Community Group Alleges Civil Rights Violations by the City and Port of Oakland in Complaint to Federal Government
Suzanne Novak, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: “They dismissed the complaint but they still did not do what they were supposed to, which was rule upon the issues raised in the complaint about the disparate environmental impacts it would have on this community of color.”
Jonathan Smith, Attorney, Earthjustice: “This is actually the second time in history that we know of that EPA has issued preliminary findings of discrimination in response to one of these Title VI complaints. It’s sort of baffling why it would take 10 or 20 years to rule on a lot of these things.”