The Latest On: Climate and Energy
Ted Zukoski, Staff Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office, Earthjustice: “Mining and burning more coal will mean more smog, more toxic mercury in the air, more needless methane emissions and more climate pollution. We’re going to continue to oppose coal mining that puts our forests, wildlife and climate at risk.”
Stephanie Tsosie, Attorney, Northwest Office, Earthjustice: “Imagine a company wanted to build a pipeline through the Sistine Chapel or Arlington [National] Cemetery without regard to anyone who cared about those places? All the sacred sites we were seeking to protect have been destroyed. If the intent of the law is to protect sacred sites, it’s a sign something has to change.”
Thomas Cmar, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: "We think the record doesn’t support any stay of the rule, and we want the case to move forward; we want our claims to be heard, not just industry’s."
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.”