An opinion piece by Mekela Panditharatne, Attorney, Sustainable Food & Farming
The Latest On: Biden Administration
Regulators Discuss LNG-by-Rail Safety Concerns — After Approving New Rule To Allow Transporting LNG by Rail
Bradly Marshall, Attorney, Florida Office, Earthjustice: "The Biden administration should take a very close look at reconsidering this rule in light of the overwhelming safety concerns. You are looking at a tremendous amount of energy that could destroy a very big area."
Eve Gartner, Managing Attorney, Toxic Exposure & Health Program: “There’s a definite disproportionate and disparate impact of PFAS exposure in some communities.”
Jill Tauber, Vice President of Litigation for Climate & Energy, Earthjustice: “The last four years have been an unrelenting assault on our public health and environmental protections on an unprecedented scale. But while we’ve lost a lot of time, and while certainly there is much damage to undo, [Biden’s order to review the agency rules] is a commitment to do just that — to as swiftly as possible reverse the destructive policies of the Trump administration and also recognizing that that’s not enough.”
Jan Hasselman, Attorney, Northwest Office, Earthjustice: "We would certainly hope that [President Joe Biden] would be weighing in to stand up for the rights of states to have some control over the health and welfare of their citizens."