Matt Vespa, Attorney, Clean Energy Program, Earthjustice: "We're in a climate crisis. We have to stop building gas infrastructure. Climate leadership isn't about incrementalism anymore. We need bold aggressive action to get off fossil fuels and this was a missed opportunity."
Adrian Martinez, Attorney, California Regional Office: “This isn’t just something that’s happening in California — these warehouses are proliferating across the country. This could be a way for other states to also crack down on warehouse emissions.”
Jennifer Cassel, Attorney, Coal Program, Earthjustice: "Areas that are largely Latino, such as on the Southeast Side, have been a dumping ground where all the polluting industries have gone for many years.”
Southern California’s Air District Votes to Electrify and Clean Up Air Pollution from Mega-Warehouses
Adrian Martinez, Attorney, California Office, Earthjustice: “The health benefits will be immense. The way we move goods in this country has got to be electric, for the sake of clean air and a breathable future.”
Matt Vespa, Attorney, Clean Energy Program, Earthjustice: “The 2022 code update is a step in the right direction, but with the health and prosperity of millions of Californians hanging in the balance, we can no longer be satisfied with incremental progress. California is still expanding the gas system more quickly than any other state in the nation, even as the UN this week highlights that that expansion is incompatible with a habitable planet.
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