The Latest On: Forests
Statement of Conservation Groups on Trump’s Draft Decision Approving Coal Mining in Roadless Colorado Forest
About 44,700 people signed an Earthjustice letter, with about 12,000 of them also submitting personalized comments.
Looking every bit as comfortable in hiking gear as he might be in courtroom attire, attorney Ted Zukoski of the conservation group Earthjustice led a group of environmentalists deep into the Gunnison National Forest east of Paonia on a sunny late-June day.
An op-ed by Ted Zukoski, Staff Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office
Ted Zukoski, Staff Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office, Earthjustice: “Mining and burning more coal will mean more smog, more toxic mercury in the air, more needless methane emissions and more climate pollution. We’re going to continue to oppose coal mining that puts our forests, wildlife and climate at risk.”
Ted Zukoski, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: “[The increase in dead trees] is just another piece of evidence the climate is changing and that it is having dramatic impacts. We need to take strong action to address it.”