The Latest On: Coal Program
Lisa Evans, Senior Counsel, Earthjustice: “I see a severe problem with the lack of funding for EPA, because it renders them unable to respond to a disaster like this. One has to budget for these inevitable contingencies, otherwise you can leave those communities high and dry.”
Thomas Cmar, Attorney, Earthjustice: "Power plants are by far the largest offenders when it comes to dumping deadly toxics into our lakes and rivers. It's hard to believe that our government officials right now are so beholden to big business that they are willing to let power plants continue to dump lead, mercury, chromium and other dangerous chemicals into our water supply."
Lisa Evans, Senior Administrative Counsel, Earthjustice: “This is the injustice of it all. Building a landfill is 19th century technology. The money [utility companies save] amounts to pennies.”