The Latest On: Rocky Mountain Office
An opinion piece by Becca Curry (Colorado Policy Advocacy, Earthjustice) and Ean Thomas Tafoya (Colorado State Director, GreenLatinos)
Drew Caputo, VP of Litigation for Lands, Wildlife, Oceans, Earthjustice: “It’s legally wrong. Every presidential administration has delayed or cancelled lease sales. The Trump administration last year delayed offshore oil leases because of the pandemic and changes in the market. There were no complaints, literally, and it was an unremarkable thing because that kind of thing happens all of the time.”
Heidi McIntosh, Managing Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office, Earthjustice: "The last administration acted unlawfully when it shrank the boundaries of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments, home to thousands of sacred Tribal cultural sites, and of Northeast Canyons and Seamounts, which serves as refuge for countless marine species."
Rebecca Curry, Colorado Policy Advocate, Rocky Mountain Office, Earthjustice: “More monitoring is good monitoring, and I hope that Suncor is proceeding with this community monitoring program in good faith and that this will be a positive step.”
Stu Gillespie, Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office, Earthjustice: "It is further proof that the Trump administration's abrupt decision to forgo any consultation with the tribes on the Rosemont mine [jurisdictional determination] was not just unlawful, but based on irresponsible and indefensible policy. The corps must own up to this error by revoking the Rosemont JD and consulting with the tribes before undertaking any action."