The Latest On: Climate Change
Patrice Simms, VP of Litigation, Washington, D.C.: "We are at a point where we have crossed the threshold beyond which we can not return to a period where environmental justice is not a part of the conversation."
Adrian Martinez, Attorney, Earthjustice: “With this legislation, California will be taking combustion-polluting vehicles off the road and advancing zero emission vehicles, helping us to finally address air pollution and better equipping us to combat climate change.”
To round out a year of rollbacks, the Trump administration just repealed key regulations on fracking
Mike Freeman, Attorney, Earthjustice: “The move today represents just another example of the Trump administration sacrificing our public lands, air and water in order to pad the bottom line of oil and gas companies.”
Deborah Goldberg, Managing Attorney, Earthjustice: “[FERC did an] abysmal job.”
Angela Johnson Meszaros, Attorney, Earthjustice: "This river is considered a vital life source. The Chumash people have been living along this river since time immemorial. ... There is a real impact to Chumash culture and their connection to their vital life source. ... The state of California is moving away from fossil fuels to meet its energy needs. Mission Rock is out of step with what the policymakers and the state of California want."
The Energy 202: Energy Department pressing pause on rules to make your appliances more efficient, critics charge
Timothy Ballo, Attorney, Earthjustice: “Given in particular the number of standards that they are clearly not going to be working on and the enormous energy savings at stake, I would expect litigation on this if they continue to fall behind.”
Earthjustice on EPA’s Latest Clean Power Plan Gambit: Scott Pruitt’s Stalling Tactics Are No Way to Respond to Our Urgent Climate Crisis
Citing Recent Keystone Spill, Federal Court Orders Additional Measures to Reduce Spill Risks from Dakota Access Pipeline
Ted Zukoski, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: “The state of Colorado has taken a leadership role in regulating air pollution from oil and gas operations. Yet it has done nothing to regulate emissions from coal mine methane vents despite the fact that state inspectors have for years concluded those emissions violate the law. It’s long past time for those charged with protecting the air we breathe to stop finding excuses to do nothing. They need to enforce the law.”