Nina Robertson, Attorney, California Office, Earthjustice: "It will perpetuate environmental injustice because California's gas fleet disproportionately impacts vulnerable communities. Building new gas capacity at these sites will continue that injustice for decades into the future."
The Latest On: Gas
Rebecca Curry, Policy Advocate, Rocky Mountain Office, Earthjustice: “[It’s incredible that the Colorado companies can] just decide, ‘Oh I don’t want to be covered by that legislation.’ The law allows them to go in and change their grade or to grade themselves.”
Moneen Nasmith, Attorney, Northeast Office, Earthjustice: “There are very important concerns that have not been appropriately addressed by the state or the federal government — climate, issues concerning tribes and tribal citizens’ well-being, and water quality.”
Matt Vespa, Attorney, Clean Energy Program, Earthjustice: "The fundamentals are that the potential of both renewable natural gas and hydrogen pipeline injection are extremely limited and California will only meet its climate objectives through widespread electrification of gas end uses like space and water heating. Until SoCalGas stops obstructing progress on reducing reliance on fossil fuels though electrification, its climate pledges ring hollow."
Brettny Hardy, Attorney, Oceans Program, Earthjustice: "The well was off the coast of Louisiana, but the explosion impacted the coast from South Florida all the way to Texas. It wasn't isolated to one area."
An interview with Jan Hasselman, Attorney, Northwest Office, Earthjustice