October 20, 2011 -- Sean Hecht, the executive director of the Environmental Law Center, commented on a novel lawsuit seeking to hold railway companies responsible for air pollution health risks. His comments appear in an interview on KPCC-FM and in a Los Angeles Daily Journal article.
I wouldn't say it's totally wacky. I would say it's novel," says UCLA environmental law professor Sean Hecht. "It's not something I've seen before."
Hecht says nobody's ever tried to use RCRA to limit air pollution. But he adds that California's regional air officials, whose authority stems from the Clean Air Act, have run into roadblocks trying to regulate railroads.
To listen to the KPCC interview, click here.
For the Daily Journal article, click here (subscription required).