The Latest On: Crude-by-Rail
Chris Amato, Attorney, Earthjustice: "At long last, South End residents will know what is in the air they are breathing. We hope this is the first step towards the full environmental assessment of Global's operations that South End residents have been demanding for more than three years. We will continue our fight for environmental justice for the South End."
Christopher Amato, Staff Attorney, Northeast Office: "[Charlene Benton] is one of those people you meet once in a lifetime—eloquent, dynamic, a born leader."
Kristen Boyles, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: “The point of going through all that process is—not just doing it to do it—you’re doing it to get the information. What are the impacts of an oil export terminal on our coasts? What would be the risks of a spill? Or air pollution, or any sort of train accident? ... A week later, Shell pulled its permit and said it wasn’t going forward with the project.
Chris Amato, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: "Global's defiant response, in which the company flatly refuses to take any of the actions ordered by DEC, makes clear that the company intends to continue flouting the law and ignoring the impacted community. We call on DEC to take all necessary steps to protect the citizens of Albany from Global's rogue operation."