The Latest On: Climate and Energy
Lisa Evans, Senior Administrative Counsel, Earthjustice: “When a state does not submit a program for approval, the requirements of the EPA’s [coal ash] rule remain in effect in that state. For states that have no approved program, the EPA must implement a permit program in that state, but only if Congress provides funding for the EPA to do so.”
Michael Hiatt, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: “It’s now up to the states to make greater advancements toward clean energy, Unfortunately, Arizona has numbered the days left for people to participate in a successful solar program. This decision casts serious doubts on the long-term viability of rooftop solar in Arizona.”
Jan Hasselman, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: "There’s this secret stuff that even we don’t have in the litigation. We were aware there were documents not available to us and we’ve been asking for them."
Colin O'Brien, Attorney, Earthjustice: "Phil Tagami broke his promise to the people of Oakland that he would not try to ship coal through this terminal. The City of Oakland stood up to his pressure and used their legal authority to ban coal from being handled or stored in Oakland on the basis that it poses a substantial risk to the health and safety of Oaklanders.