The Latest On: Coal
Thomas Cmar, Deputy Managing Attorney, Coal Program: "The real tragedy here is that there are real harms happening to communities that are downstream from these power plants while EPA plays these regulatory games in Washington."
Lisa Evans, Senior Counsel, Coal Program: “Every day that millions of tons of toxic waste sit in unlined pits, more and more hazardous chemicals leak into the groundwater.”
Marisa Ordonia, Attorney, Northwest Regional Office, Earthjustice: "DNR manages state lands for the benefit of the public, not for the benefit of hedge fund investors gambling on coal exports. The Court of Appeals confirmed DNR was appropriately cautious about exposing Washington to a damaging and risky coal export terminal, particularly given Millennium's deception early in the state permitting process."