Environmentalists Eye Appeal After Judge Raises EJ Fears Over Airport Plan

November 23, 2021
Environmentalists are considering appealing a divided appellate panel’s ruling that upheld the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review and approval of a new Amazon distribution facility at a California airport after the dissenting judge raised significant environmental justice concerns. “The dissenting opinion says it better than we could have: ‘This case reeks of environmental racism,’” said Adrian Martinez, a senior attorney at Earthjustice who represents the plaintiff environmental groups in the case, Center for Community Action...

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