The Latest On: Environmental Protection Agency
Lisa Evans, Senior Counsel, Coal Program, Earthjustice: “Every day, hazardous coal ash is polluting drinking water, lakes, rivers and streams around the country. This is yet another time that the administration put the interests of lobbyists before the health of Americans. We’ll see the Trump administration in court.”
Lisa Evans, Senior Counsel, Coal Program, Earthjustice: "By our evaluation and I think any future evaluation by a court, these rules are not protective. They're protective of the industry pocketbook, but they need to be protective of human health and the environment."
David Baron, Managing Attorney, Washington, D.C., Office: “Those are not just housekeeping matters. Those affect people’s lives.”
Seth Johnson, Attorney, Washington, D.C.: “Polluters would like no standards at all. We would like stricter standards that measure up to the Clean Air Act.”
Jonathan Smith, Attorney, Earthjustice: “EPA’s own modeling shows that a child in a house that meets the new standard will have a 9.8% chance of posting a blood lead level over 5 ug/dL and consequently up to a 32% chance of losing two or more IQ points.”