Chas Lopez, Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion, Earthjustice: “When we’re representing people, we need to make sure we’re mindful and respectful and acknowledge that history of a lack of trust — based on the way that these organizations or communities feel like they’d been treated in the past.”
Kristen Boyles, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: “There is huge public support for this monument from the local communities and state ... This monument doesn’t fit the pattern of the DOI review, and yet here we are because of one industry that has a very narrow view of how federal lands should be managed.”
Raúl Garcia, Legislative Counsel, Earthjustice: “He’s persistent, but incredibly ineffective.”
Tracy Coppola, Senior Legislative Counsel, Earthjustice: "There are industry interests that are chomping at the bit to tear apart this land. Certainly, what the president and his administration wasn't looking at was, all the folks on the ground and of course the historic partnership of the intertribal coalition that wanted to see this land protected."
Adrian Martinez, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: "In California, we need to address our climate pollution problem, and we need to address our air quality problem. The goals go hand in hand. We need to drastically decrease the amount of fossil fuels we combust. ... LA is kind of the perfect place to become the electric vehicle capital of the world: we have lots of passenger vehicles, we have lots of transit buses. Electrification of our transportation sector is critical."
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