Lisa Evans, Senior Administrative Counsel, Earthjustice: “Utilities are looking for various holes in the ground to dump coal ash, where it’s going to be cheap and unregulated. So they’re looking at municipal solid waste landfills.”
Marjorie Mulhall, Legislative Director for Lands, Oceans, Wildlife, Earthjustice: "To have a body like the Western Governors Association calling for legislative changes to this incredibly successful popular law is troubling, and certainly unhelpful in the efforts of so many people all across the country working together to make sure that the Endangered Species Act stays safe in this current Congress."
Patti Goldman, Managing Attorney, Earthjustice: “This administration is overreaching.”
Paul Achitoff, Managing Attorney, Earthjustice: “The real question is whether President Trump can unilaterally undesignate them; no president has ever succeeded in doing that and I don’t believe he would succeed if he tries to do it in this case.”
Joel Minor, Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office: “[The decision] ignored a mountain of evidence that the Elyria-Swansea and Globeville neighborhoods are already overburdened by pollution, not only from the highway, but also from many other toxic hazards that threaten their health.”
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