SACRAMENTO, CA – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today filed a motion to intervene in Downwinders at Risk, et al. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a case challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final rule Weakening Air Toxic compliance requirements for cement plants. Cement plants and kilns, used to grind and heat raw materials into concrete, produce dust and hazardous air pollution that deteriorate local air quality and public health. The motion to intervene, filed in the federal district court in Washington, D.C., by the California Department of Justice’s Bureau of Environmental Justice, challenges the rollback as a violation of the Clean Air Act.
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