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Chispa Statement on EPA Ozone Review Announcement

Aug 23, 2023

Washington, D.C. — In response to EPA’s announcement this week to start a new process to review ground-level ozone, which delays ozone pollution relief, Chispa released the following statement from Chispa National Director Estefany Carrasco-Gonzalez:

“The EPA’s recent action to delay ozone pollution relief is extremely disappointing for our comunidades, children, elders, and overburdened communities, especially communities of color and communities with low wealth. This decision will have disastrous consequences for low-income communities of color, like my own, as we continue to bear the brunt of environmental injustices from climate change, air pollution, and other contaminants. We cannot ignore the impacts this will cause our comunidades. We urge the Biden-Harris administration to establish more protective ozone standards recommended by public health experts and environmental justice leaders, and for EPA to swiftly prioritize environmental justice and finalize strong improvements to standards for toxic soot pollution in the coming months. We must continue to fight for stronger standards to be implemented and fight back against attacks that further risk the wellbeing of our nation.”