Lisa Evans, Senior Administrative Counsel, Earthjustice: “Coal ash is a toxic substance that if handled incorrectly can take human lives, can make people sick, can ruin the environment, lakes, rivers, streams, permanently.”
Trip Van Noppen, President, Earthjustice: “His ties to the fossil fuel industry are so pervasive. That is certainly different than what Trump campaigned on with his ‘drain the swamp’ slogan.”
Drew Caputo, Vice President of Litigation for Lands, Oceans, and Wildlife: "He has cast dozens of environmental votes, and the overwhelming majority of them are bad for the environment ... But there are pieces of his record that give hope for the environment."
Martin Hayden, Vice President of Policy & Legislation: “His actions have all been about stopping action on climate change. His actions will be about undoing action in climate change.”
Eve Gartner, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: “Most commonly what we’re talking about [in housing] is lead dust ... Kids crawl on the floor and get this light layer of dust on their hands and they put their hands in their mouths, or the dust gets on some object and they put the object in their mouth. With this upcoming administration, who knows whether the EPA will ever update their standard.”
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