An opinion piece by Patti Goldman, Managing Attorney, Northwest Office, Earthjustice
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Even with attempts by the Trump administration to roll back national progress on climate and clean energy, Earthjustice and our partners can still make a big impact on the state and local levels. Our goal is to ensure that the benefits of clean, affordable energy are available to everyone, and to that end we recently reached a settlement with Gulf Power in Florida that will both save consumers money and incentivize them to save energy.
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Earthjustice isn’t standing by as President Trump tries to block the rise of clean energy—we’re fighting back with the full force of the law. Last week, we notified Secretary of Energy Rick Perry that we’re prepared to take him to court if his department continues blocking a raft of commonsense energy efficiency measures.
Thom Cmar, Staff Attorney, Coal Program: “Those arsenic numbers are off the charts. ... Their plan is basically, we’re going to dump some chemicals into the wastewater that will help the solid arsenic that might be in particle form settle out more effectively. So, the water will be clearer. It won’t necessarily be clean.”