Thomas Cmar, Attorney, Earthjustice: "Power plants are by far the largest offenders when it comes to dumping deadly toxics into our lakes and rivers. It's hard to believe that our government officials right now are so beholden to big business that they are willing to let power plants continue to dump lead, mercury, chromium and other dangerous chemicals into our water supply."
Jenny Harbine, Attorney, Earthjustice: “The safety of their closure plan really hinges entirely on the integrity of these liners and caps and we simply don’t have enough information to know if they’ll work.”
Lawyers representing environmental interests, workers, and public interest groups presented arguments in federal district court last week, challenging President Trump’s two-for-one executive order for its irrational overreach that will harm countless Americans.
“The fox guarding the hen house” aptly describes the inner workings of the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency.
Todd True, Attorney, Earthjustice: “There isn’t any basis to convene the committee because there are reasonable alternatives to save the fish. [The lower Snake River dams'] removal would be a big step forward.”