A lawsuit was brought by New York and other states against five of our country's biggest polluters in 2004. It was also the time when George W Bush was dodging responsibilities by contending that the administration had no stake in regulating greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act, despite the very evident implication. The various state representatives also called the Plaintiffs in the case sought to uphold the rights of their respective states by seeking relief in the nation’s highest court against polluters in other states when it crossed state lines as it would adversely affect their standards of living in the future. Later on in 2007, the case was rebuffed by the Supreme Court on the grounds that the administration was actually authorized to regulate the greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act, previously unattended to by President Bush.
Keeping in mind the coalition of states coming together to support clean air, and prevent harm to their respective constituents living standards, which might be directly affected by the “biggest polluters”, Mr James Edward Ablard, an attorney, environmentalist and a citizen activist is seeking to invoke a history of precedents upholding the right of one party to stand up for clean air and healthy living standards on behalf of a community that is highly underrepresented and severely affected by the air pollution, and is thereby consistently experiencing deteriorating living standards. Being a responsible citizen, Mr Ablard is seeking an injunction on the Council's decision of not hearing his plea, based on the color of his skin. It can be argued that the Council's decision is highly inconsistent with the Environmental Protection Agency's regulation for a sustainable community. High levels of PM 2.5 can cause several health problems, enlisted in the E.P.A rules. Despite the fact that Mr. Ablard was refused standing by the city Council because he did not belong to that particular minority group, Mr Ablard, in his capacity is continuing his quest for seeking relief by the Supreme Court for clean air for all, thus including the minorities thereby being a responsible environmental advocate for clean air and human rights.