The Latest On: Coal
Trump Administration Objects to Millions in Investments for Vulnerable Communities in Southeast Michigan
Neil Gormley, Attorney, Washington, D.C., Earthjustice: “What matters is that the standards are now at risk. EPA has essentially invited the coal industry to go to court to take down the standards themselves.”
A federal court ruled a coal company couldn’t build a road on public land near Paonia. The company did it anyway.
Robin Cooley, Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office, Earthjustice: “I can’t speak to their motivation, but I can definitely say that it isn’t surprising to me that the District Court was taking some time given that the courts have been closed down by the COVID crisis so for Mountain Coal to use that to their advantage is pretty unacceptable. Mountain Coal said what would happen if the court vacated the North Fork Exception. And the court vacated the exception and they built their road anyway.”