Looking every bit as comfortable in hiking gear as he might be in courtroom attire, attorney Ted Zukoski of the conservation group Earthjustice led a group of environmentalists deep into the Gunnison National Forest east of Paonia on a sunny late-June day.
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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.”
An op-ed by Ted Zukoski, Staff Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office
Shannon Fisk, Managing Attorney, Coal Program: “These units, while they certainly shouldn’t be operating long-term without pollution controls, the far better solution here financially would be for Rockport 2 to retire and be replaced by something that’s actually cleaner ... Regardless of what I&M and the owners manage to work out, our basic point is that customers should not have to pay for this, cecause for customers it would be cheaper for I&M or the owners or whoever to retire the unit and replace it with clean energy.”