At the city’s request, the Department of Environmental Protection has put together a letter dated today (6/19), the day of the city council meeting where city council gets to vote on the ordinance. The letter was actually released earlier, as the city had it on 6/18, just in time to email to local reporters so they could write articles on this day of the vote, claiming that the ordinance is illegal. The ordinance is NOT preempted by state law, as DEP claims. Mike Ewall, Esq. of Energy Justice Network, author of the Allentown Clean Air Ordinance, debunks the DEP’s letter here.