Neil Gormley, Attorney, Earthjustice: “This was a really modest rule. [It was going to] close loopholes that right now allow companies to avoid cleaning up after themselves.”
Lisa Garcia, Vice President of Litigation for Healthy Communities, Earthjustice: “This administration has no idea how valuable the office of environmental justice is ... This decision shows how fiscally irresponsible they are ... This is the one program that focuses on some of the most vulnerable communities. It smacks of elitism and racism if this is where they think the cuts can come from.”
Noni Austin, Earthjustice: “Corals around the world are bleaching and dying because of ocean warming and acidification caused by out-of-control greenhouse gas emissions. The plight of these corals—and of the World Heritage sites on which they depend—is growing more dire every year.”
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