Lisa Evans, Senior Counsel, Coal Program, Earthjustice: “Every day, hazardous coal ash is polluting drinking water, lakes, rivers and streams around the country. This is yet another time that the administration put the interests of lobbyists before the health of Americans. We’ll see the Trump administration in court.”
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Lisa Evans, Senior Counsel, Coal Program, Earthjustice: "By our evaluation and I think any future evaluation by a court, these rules are not protective. They're protective of the industry pocketbook, but they need to be protective of human health and the environment."
Jenny Cassel, Attorney, Coal Program, Earthjustice: "We believe RCRA — the statute authorizing approval of state coal ash program and setting out public participation mandates — requires greater opportunity for public involvement in permitting of toxic coal ash dumps than Oklahoma's program provides. For some ash dumps that has been no involvement whatsoever."