PSR-LA is leading the way with a challenge to hold the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency accountable for meeting its own clean air standards according to the Clean Air Act. The EPA missed a May 2011 deadline to determine whether the ozone level in the region is hazardous to public health, which would help enact tougher limits on pollution from cars, trucks, ships and refineries. See the LA Times, “EPA is sued over smog in Los Angeles basin”.

Desert Citizens Against Pollution, Communities for a Better Environment and the Natural Resources Defense Council have also joined this legal effort. For more information and to get involved, contact Ana Mascarenas at amascarenas@psr-la.org, (213) 689-9170.