Ted Zukoski, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: “[The increase in dead trees] is just another piece of evidence the climate is changing and that it is having dramatic impacts. We need to take strong action to address it.”
David Henkin, Staff Attorney, Mid-Pacific Office: “You don’t need to burn the village to save the village.”
Amanda Goodin, Staff Attorney, Northwest Office: “To change any regulations or issue new ones or cancel any regulations or rescind them entirely, that decision has to be based on evidence in the record. It has to be based on science, and it has to be a reasonable decision, one that’s not arbitrary.”
Thomas Cmar, Staff Attorney, Coal Program: "The rules were essentially establishing a standard that was many years overdue, and I think the industry has quickly adopted it because they've recognized that [failure to address the coal ponds] is a practice that needs to end. This is a significant liability for these plants."
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