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Tom Delehanty, Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office, Earthjustice: “It’s beyond dispute that existing bonds do not cover full cleanup costs of existing wells. This means that the state’s taxpayers bear the substantial financial risk for nonperformance of well cleanup responsibilities.”
Erin Gaines, Attorney, Fossil Fuels Program, Earthjustice: “The really important thing is that it’s about whether there’s a disparate impact. They may also be talking about intentional discrimination, but you don’t need intentional discrimination to violate Title VI in an administrative complaint. You need a disparate impact.”
Rebecca Curry, Policy Advocate, Rocky Mountain Office, Earthjustice: “[It’s incredible that the Colorado companies can] just decide, ‘Oh I don’t want to be covered by that legislation.’ The law allows them to go in and change their grade or to grade themselves.”
Moneen Nasmith, Attorney, Northeast Office, Earthjustice: “There are very important concerns that have not been appropriately addressed by the state or the federal government — climate, issues concerning tribes and tribal citizens’ well-being, and water quality.”
Brettny Hardy, Attorney, Oceans Program, Earthjustice: "The well was off the coast of Louisiana, but the explosion impacted the coast from South Florida all the way to Texas. It wasn't isolated to one area."