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Legal Document: Groups Move to Defend Pause in Federal Coal Leasing Against Lawsuit by Utah Counties
Robin Cooley, Attorney, Earthjustice: "For those areas, they'll actually go out and walk and survey the whole trail before designating those routes ... BLM is going to go back and update their policy that governs oil and gas leasing all over Utah."
Ted Zukoski, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: “We think it’s important that there be regulations in place that don’t give away the store.”
Heidi McIntosh, Managing Attorney, Earthjustice: "Challenging a national monument is extraordinarily difficult. The Utah Association of Counties and others who challenged the designation of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument found that out."
Michael Freeman, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: “This idea that the current administration has been strangling the industry by over-regulating them is just not accurate factually. They’re got plenty of permits to drill if they want to drill.”
Michael Hiatt, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: “It’s now up to the states to make greater advancements toward clean energy, Unfortunately, Arizona has numbered the days left for people to participate in a successful solar program. This decision casts serious doubts on the long-term viability of rooftop solar in Arizona.”