The Latest On: Coal
Ted Zukoski, Attorney, Earthjustice: “Gov. Hickenlooper has committed the state to achieving the Paris agreement’s greenhouse gas reduction goals and to being a leader in reducing methane pollution from the oil and gas industry. Subsidizing a coal mine at the expense of Colorado taxpayers in order to benefit the single largest industrial methane polluter in the state undermines both of those commitments.”
Thomas Cmar, Attorney, Earthjustice: "Power plants are by far the largest offenders when it comes to dumping deadly toxics into our lakes and rivers. It's hard to believe that our government officials right now are so beholden to big business that they are willing to let power plants continue to dump lead, mercury, chromium and other dangerous chemicals into our water supply."
Jenny Harbine, Attorney, Earthjustice: “The safety of their closure plan really hinges entirely on the integrity of these liners and caps and we simply don’t have enough information to know if they’ll work.”
About 44,700 people signed an Earthjustice letter, with about 12,000 of them also submitting personalized comments.