The Latest On: Gas
Matt Vespa, Attorney, Clean Energy Program, Earthjustice: "We're in a climate crisis. We have to stop building gas infrastructure. Climate leadership isn't about incrementalism anymore. We need bold aggressive action to get off fossil fuels and this was a missed opportunity."
Matt Vespa, Attorney, Clean Energy Program, Earthjustice: “The 2022 code update is a step in the right direction, but with the health and prosperity of millions of Californians hanging in the balance, we can no longer be satisfied with incremental progress. California is still expanding the gas system more quickly than any other state in the nation, even as the UN this week highlights that that expansion is incompatible with a habitable planet.
Jordan Luebkemann, Attorney, Florida Office, Earthjustice: “There is a really frustrating element to this as well. If you take the terrorism concerns very seriously and try to keep secret the routes this would be taking, then you are subjecting whole communities to this without getting their consent or giving them that awareness.”
Matt Vespa, Attorney, Clean Energy Program, Earthjustice: "You got busted, and you're out. And they just kind of slinkered away."
Christopher Clark, Attorney, Midwest Office, Earthjustice: "The pipeline presents a terrible risk, a calamity, that will deeply affect resources the tribes have protected by treaty."