Amicus Brief in Defense of Clean Air in Imperial County, California

August 24, 2020
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Sean Hecht, Charles Corbett

On August 24, 2020, UCLA Law faculty members Sean B. Hecht and Charles R. Corbett filed an amicus brief for the Frank G. Wells Environmental Law Clinic in a case before the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (Case No. 20-71196) concerning the regulation of air pollution in Imperial Valley, California. The brief was filed on behalf of Comité Civico del Valle, an environmental justice and public health organization that advocates for better pollution controls in Imperial County.

Earlier this year, environmental and health advocacy groups sued EPA to require stronger air regulations in the Imperial County region, which has failed for more than a decade to attain federal standards for ozone pollution under the Clean Air Act.

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