Debbie Chizewer, Managing Attorney, Midwest Office, Earthjustice: "The USS Lead Site is a case study in environmental racism. Governmental officials knew about the lead and arsenic contamination for decades but failed to act, and the low-income, Black and Latinx residents suffered grave harm as a result. President Biden has issued executive orders calling on all federal agencies to promote environmental justice and 'hold polluters accountable.'"
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Jan Hasselman, Attorney, Northwest Office: “The administration has to make a choice. Will it honor the treaties and the law, or will it allow the continued operation of an illegal and risky pipeline. President Biden must reverse Trump’s illegal actions authorizing DAPL.”
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Shannon Fisk, Managing Attorney, Coal Program, Earthjustice: "The ability of front-line communities to fully pursue the rights and protections promised by the federal Clean Air Act is critical to advancing environmental justice, and EPA’s decision enables us to now focus fully on ensuring that the agreement with DTE brings meaningful relief to the River Rouge, Ecorse and 48217 communities.”
Lisa Evans, Senior Counsel, Coal Program, Earthjustice: "The emphasis on excavation of coal ash when it is in contact with groundwater or when it threatens a nearby water body is incredibly important. I would hope that he would bring that to the federal EPA to be implemented throughout the nation."