The Latest On: Clean Water
Summer Kupau-Odo, Attorney, Earthjustice: “This was the Corps' golden opportunity to not just reduce flood risk in the area, but to begin rectifying the ecological and cultural harms of its past mistakes.”
New Act Passed by D.C. Council Would Break Mayor’s Promise to Adopt Health-protective Standard for Lead in School Water
David Baron, Managing Attorney, Earthjustice: “The delays have been precipitous and our view unlawful in almost all of these cases. And so far, anyway, the courts have agreed.”
Tania Galloni, Managing Attorney, Earthjustice: We are starting to see the effects of when you gut budgets and get rid of expertise in these institutions. Lo and behold, it makes these districts not function the way they are supposed to. Our waters statewide are in peril, and the water management districts are supposed to be the stewards of these resources but, there's no question, they're breaking down.
Thomas Cmar, Attorney, Earthjustice: “This is an early example of the impacts that the Trump EPA’s moves to illegally roll back public health and environmental protections are having. We are very concerned that utilities across the country will make similar moves to delay long-overdue cleanups of the toxic mess that coal-fired power plants generate.”