Shannon Fisk, Managing Attorney, Coal Program: “The fact that major utilities in Ohio are planning to shut down a number of dirty coal-fired power plants throughout the state should be an indication that the market is moving on to less costly and cleaner resources. We will be advocating to maximize energy efficiency and renewable energy as the best options for replacing coal plants, and for providing a just economic transition for coal workers and communities.”
When Congress created the renewable fuel standard in 2005 and expanded it in 2007, it was trying to boost the production of homegrown biofuel in an effort to help America wean itself off foreign oil and reduce climate changing pollution.
An opinion piece by Heidi McIntosh, Managing Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office, Earthjustice
Editor's Note: This is a guest blog post by Rebecca Bose, curator of the Wolf Conservation Center in Westchester County, New York.
Timothy Preso, Managing Attorney, Northern Rockies Office, Earthjustice: “This mining proposal is focused on one of the most sensitive areas in the country where mining could be proposed.”