The Latest On: Coal
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."
Ben Locke, Attorney, Coal Program, Earthjustice: “It’s concerning that you have to sue the state agency and take them to court in order to get open records information, that any other person can get by sending a letter and asking for it.”