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Environmental Justice Groups Sue State over Parts of AB 32

>From California Watch, “Lawsuit by low-income groups may delay climate law,” by Sarah Terry-Cobo:
“The latest legal challenge to California’s landmark climate-change legislation isn’t coming from big polluters faced with a series of new regulations. Instead, groups representing low-income residents are challenging the environmental law as unfairly burdening their beleaguered communities…

Brent Newell, an attorney representing the plaintiffs (various environmental justice groups), argues the way the air board is implementing pollution reduction measures, “doesn’t protect public health, especially at-risk communities that live near major industrial sources.” In a telephone interview, he said the plan “does not maximize the economic benefits to California from the policies associated with reducing greenhouse gas emissions.” For the complete story>