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Seth Johnson, Attorney, Earthjustice: “It can be easy and misleading to look at these delays as bureaucratic fighting. But these matter, because these are protections that, in many cases, are years overdue, and they’re protections for human beings.”
Angela Johnson Meszaros, Attorney, Earthjustice: "It was a bad project from the beginning, and we look forward to the day it goes away in its entirety. There isn't an energy need for Mission Rock. There wasn't an energy need when they submitted their application, and there isn't going to be an energy need. It's clear California has reached its tipping point where technology and policy has intersected to show there's no more need for a fossil fuel plant."
Adrian Martinez, Attorney, Earthjustice: "Instead of coming up with a cohesive and thoughtful plan... the board is asking communities to take a leap of faith and just blindly trust that the agency will somehow transform this project at some point in the future."
By The Times Editorial Board
Interview with Adrian Martinez, attorney, Earthjustice