Michael Freeman, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: “This idea that the current administration has been strangling the industry by over-regulating them is just not accurate factually. They’re got plenty of permits to drill if they want to drill.”
Marty Hayden, Vice President of Legislation & Policy, Earthjustice: “To undo something, you have to go through the same process it takes to write a rule — you don’t just get rid of them with the swipe of a pen. If they don’t follow the law on that, then we’ll see them in court at the end of the day when they finalize something.”
Hosts Medaya Ocher and Kate Wolf decide that in a year unlike any other, it’s time for a different approach to holiday gift giving. How can we give the gift of resistance against the anti-democratic forces empowered on November 8th? Medaya and Kate raise this question with guests Adrienna Wong from the ACLU of Southern California, Adrian Martinez from Earthjustice, and Shahid Buttar of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Video with Erik Grafe, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice
Lisa Evans, Senior Administrative Counsel, Earthjustice: “When a state does not submit a program for approval, the requirements of the EPA’s [coal ash] rule remain in effect in that state. For states that have no approved program, the EPA must implement a permit program in that state, but only if Congress provides funding for the EPA to do so.”
Michael Hiatt, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: “It’s now up to the states to make greater advancements toward clean energy, Unfortunately, Arizona has numbered the days left for people to participate in a successful solar program. This decision casts serious doubts on the long-term viability of rooftop solar in Arizona.”
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