In our many years spent battling polluting corporations, we’ve seen some preposterous claims. The recent ridiculous argument posed by Gulf Power, a subsidiary of the $38-billion Southern Company, is one for the record books.
Sara Gersen is a Clean Energy Associate Attorney with the California regional office.
Prior to joining Earthjustice, Sara was a law clerk for Justice Gregory Hobbs of the Colorado Supreme Court and completed a fellowship at the Environmental Law Institute in D.C. Sara also worked at the Environmental Defense Fund’s Boulder office, where she first served as a climate and clean air legal fellow and later as a contract attorney.
Rebekah Olstad is a Communications Associate at headquarters in San Francisco, CA.
(First published in the Huffington Post.)
If you listened only to President Obama's critics in the coal industry and public officials from coal states, you'd probably think that environmentalists and others concerned by the many harmful impacts of coal and other carbon fuels would be well pleased with the administration.
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