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Jeremy Lieb, Attorney, Alaska Office, Earthjustice: “That still falls far short of what the administration’s commitments are on climate.”
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Kirti Datla, Director of Strategic Legal Advocacy, Earthjustice: “The fact that the court went out of its way to take up this challenge to EPA's authority means that it seems interested in limiting the Biden-Harris administration's ability to address climate and environmental issues."
Jeremy Lieb, Attorney, Alaska Office, Earthjustice: “The federal government has an obligation and the authority to restrict oil and gas activity in the reserve to protect other resources, including the climate. The science is clear that the world can’t afford to develop even a small portion of that oil.”
Christine Powell, Deputy Managing Attorney, Clean Energy Program, Earthjustice: “It’s no secret that the federal government has been unable to act on climate issues, or hardly at all, because of the makeup of Congress, so it’s really been left to the agencies to get work done.”