Erin Brockovich, famed environmental activist
A law clerk by the name of Erin Brockovich rose to fame over her efforts to uncover the reason why so many Hinkley residents were getting sick (and has since gone on to work on other significant environmental and toxic tort cases, often with Girardi | Keese). Her efforts were portrayed by Julia Roberts in the film Erin Brockovich.
What are pollution permits?
At the risk of stating the obvious, environmental pollution is a serious health concern.
"Our communities cannot breathe, and we thought that our right to breathe would be worth more than a few billion dollars in transportation improvements."
- Katie Valenzuela Garcia, advisor to the California Air Resources Board
"California is not turning back. Not now, not ever."
- Gov. Jerry Brown in his State of the State address on Jan. 24