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."
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An interview with Jan Hasselman, Attorney, Northwest Office, Earthjustice
Angela Johnson Meszaros, Managing Attorney, Community Partnerships Program, Earthjustice: "Most fundamentally what the community is saying is that these wells put us at risk, they put our families at risk, and they are demanding that the protections in the law are used to protect them... The law is really clear: you've got a mandatory duty to do it."
Drew Caputo, Vice President of Litigation, Earthjustice: “The federal oil and gas leasing program needs serious reform if America is going to address climate change. Nearly 25% of this country’s climate-cooking emissions come from fossil fuels pumped or mined from lands and waters that belong to all Americans. This is unsustainable.”
Robin Cooley, Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office, Earthjustice: “It's significant because pneumatics are such a large source of methane emissions from this industry. This is a step in the right direction, but there's definitely going to be more that needs to be done to meet those targets in the future.”
An opinion piece by Gussie Lord, managing attorney of the Tribal Partnerships Program at Earthjustice