California’s Center for Environmental Health serves notice of suit against sellers of avgasMay 11, 2011 at 7:50 am | Posted in Aviation Law Current Event | Leave a comment
by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty
A California environmental group has served notice it will sue more than 40 suppliers of avgas in the state to force them to stop selling it. It alleges violations of the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act.
The Center for Environmental Health has given a legally-required 60 days of notice to all the major oil companies that sell 100LL and the FBOs that pump it at 25 airports to stop. “The oil and aviation industries need to know Californians will not tolerate lead pollution that threatens our health and healthy environments,” Michael Green, executive director of CEH, said in a statement. “We expect the industries to take immediate action to eliminate pollution that endangers children and families who live, work and play near airports across the state.” CEH cites a 2008 EPA report that show avgas is polluting the air and in some cases groundwater around airports with piston traffic. [Full story]