On Thursday, January 29, Environment Advocacy Team Leader Grady WIllard brought a delegation of GUCD students to testify at an EPA hearing on smog pollution standards. Scientists have disputed that current smog pollution levels (75 parts per billion) are actually not safe. The EPA hearing addressed the possibility of lowering smog pollution levels to 60-70 parts per billion. Members discussed the health risks and environmental hazards associated with increased pollution levels.
GUCD student testimonies helped play a role in ensuring the EPA can finalize stronger protections against pollution through demonstrating strong public support for these measures.