The Latest On: Climate Change
An opinion piece by by Nina Robertson (clean energy attorney at Earthjustice), Katherine Ramsey (clean energy attorney at Sierra Club), and Shana Lazerow (legal director at Communities for a Better Environment and representing the California Environmental Justice Alliance).
Nina Robertson, Attorney, California Office, Earthjustice: "It will perpetuate environmental injustice because California's gas fleet disproportionately impacts vulnerable communities. Building new gas capacity at these sites will continue that injustice for decades into the future."
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Matt Vespa, Attorney, Clean Energy Program, Earthjustice: “To what other industry do we say, ‘Oh, we value the pollution you made’ instead of saying, ‘clean up your mess’?”
Matt Vespa, Attorney, Clean Energy Program, Earthjustice: "The fundamentals are that the potential of both renewable natural gas and hydrogen pipeline injection are extremely limited and California will only meet its climate objectives through widespread electrification of gas end uses like space and water heating. Until SoCalGas stops obstructing progress on reducing reliance on fossil fuels though electrification, its climate pledges ring hollow."