Bloomberg Law
Dec. 8, 2021, 11:00 AM

Community Air Monitoring Is an ‘Inevitable’ Issue for Industry

Jennifer Hijazi
Jennifer Hijazi

Communities across the U.S. bordering refineries and other facilities remain burdened with toxics-laden air, pushing residents and activists to bolster air emissions monitoring above what’s required under the Clean Air Act.

And with increased focus on environmental justice, fenceline and community air monitoring has become “one of the top two or three trends in the evolution of air quality law in the United States,” said Doug Henderson, a partner at King & Spalding LLP whose Atlanta practice includes environmental litigation and toxic torts.

“Fenceline monitoring is just one of those topics that [is] inevitable,” he told Bloomberg Law. “It won’t ...

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