The Latest On: Environmental Protection Agency
Lisa Evans, Senior Counsel, Coal Program, Earthjustice: “Enforcement of the rule's provisions is desperately needed, as coal plants have demonstrated they don't care about polluting water or putting people's health at risk, and they have taken full advantage of the Trump EPA's hands-off policy. The result is nationwide pollution of water at coal plants.”
Lisa Evans, Senior Counsel, Coal Program, Earthjustice: “EPA, has not, to date, since the rule was promulgated in 2015, enforced the rule. It’s stunning that there have been no enforcement actions when in fact there is widespread, substantial noncompliance.”
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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."
Abigail Dillen, President, Earthjustice: "This rule will help tackle the climate crisis and reduce dangerous air pollution in our communities. Now we need strong, long-term standards to ultimately electrify all new cars and light-duty trucks by 2035. We'll continue to fight for standards that move us toward a zero-emissions transportation sector powered by 100% clean energy."
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Emma Cheuse, Attorney, Washington, D.C., Office, Earthjustice: “The data show a problem that EPA needs to address. You can constantly improve the data, and more research will always be helpful, but the EPA also needs to act on the information we have now.”