The Latest On: Coal Program
Lisa Evans, Senior Counsel, Coal Program, Earthjustice: “We should be evaluating whether these facilities or sites actually have to be moved or re-secured. [Places that] may have been OK in 1990, may be a disaster waiting to happen in 2021.”
Lisa Evans, Senior Counsel, Coal Program, Earthjustice: “That says it all when we see what Duke is doing or not doing in Indiana and what IDEM is making them do versus what other states are making them do. We have to ask why?”
Shannon Fisk, Managing Attorney, Coal Program, Earthjustice: "The ability of front-line communities to fully pursue the rights and protections promised by the federal Clean Air Act is critical to advancing environmental justice, and EPA’s decision enables us to now focus fully on ensuring that the agreement with DTE brings meaningful relief to the River Rouge, Ecorse and 48217 communities.”
Lisa Evans, Senior Counsel, Coal Program, Earthjustice: "The emphasis on excavation of coal ash when it is in contact with groundwater or when it threatens a nearby water body is incredibly important. I would hope that he would bring that to the federal EPA to be implemented throughout the nation."
Jennifer Cassel, Attorney, Coal Program, Earthjustice: “Areas that are largely Latino, such as on the Southeast Side, have been a dumping ground where all the polluting industries have gone for many years.”