Shannon Fisk, Managing Attorney, Coal Program: “These units, while they certainly shouldn’t be operating long-term without pollution controls, the far better solution here financially would be for Rockport 2 to retire and be replaced by something that’s actually cleaner ... Regardless of what I&M and the owners manage to work out, our basic point is that customers should not have to pay for this, cecause for customers it would be cheaper for I&M or the owners or whoever to retire the unit and replace it with clean energy.”
Kim Smaczniak is a Clean Energy Staff Attorney. She is based in Washington, D.C.
Video interview with rancher Art Hayes and Earthjustice attorney Jenny Harbine
Mike Freeman, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: “The Court of Appeals ruling provides plenty of clarity. The only thing that would be served [by asking the supreme court to consider a review] is if the state does not want to make public safety, public health and the environment its first priority.”