The Latest On: Rocky Mountain Office
Tom Delehanty, Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office, Earthjustice: “It’s beyond dispute that existing bonds do not cover full cleanup costs of existing wells. This means that the state’s taxpayers bear the substantial financial risk for nonperformance of well cleanup responsibilities.”
Stu Gillespie, Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office, Earthjustice: "It's as if the government is playing two different tunes."
Rebecca Curry, Policy Advocate, Rocky Mountain Office, Earthjustice: “[It’s incredible that the Colorado companies can] just decide, ‘Oh I don’t want to be covered by that legislation.’ The law allows them to go in and change their grade or to grade themselves.”
Robin Cooley, Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office, Earthjustice: “It's significant because pneumatics are such a large source of methane emissions from this industry. This is a step in the right direction, but there's definitely going to be more that needs to be done to meet those targets in the future.”
Rebecca Curry, Colorado Policy Advocate, Rocky Mountain Office, Earthjustice: “There are currently no requirements that facilities measure toxic air emissions in real time. Critically, this means that we lack the data to understand when there are spikes in toxic pollution when it occurs.”
By Michael Freeman (Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office) and Colin O'Brien (Attorney, California Office) of Earthjustice