Angela Johnson Meszaros, Managing Attorney, Community Partnerships Program, Earthjustice: "Most fundamentally what the community is saying is that these wells put us at risk, they put our families at risk, and they are demanding that the protections in the law are used to protect them... The law is really clear: you've got a mandatory duty to do it."
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Drew Caputo, Vice President of Litigation, Earthjustice: “The federal oil and gas leasing program needs serious reform if America is going to address climate change. Nearly 25% of this country’s climate-cooking emissions come from fossil fuels pumped or mined from lands and waters that belong to all Americans. This is unsustainable.”
Robin Cooley, Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office, Earthjustice: “It's significant because pneumatics are such a large source of methane emissions from this industry. This is a step in the right direction, but there's definitely going to be more that needs to be done to meet those targets in the future.”
Rebecca Curry, Colorado Policy Advocate, Rocky Mountain Office, Earthjustice: “There are currently no requirements that facilities measure toxic air emissions in real time. Critically, this means that we lack the data to understand when there are spikes in toxic pollution when it occurs.”
By Michael Freeman (Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office) and Colin O'Brien (Attorney, California Office) of Earthjustice
Bradley Marshall, Attorney, Florida Office, Earthjustice: “Considering how rushed through the original rule was and the severe lack of study that was done … I would hope that that process could be quite quick. I think we’ll know a lot more over the next few weeks about what the administration wants to do with this — whether they’re serious about repealing it, or whether we’re going to have to proceed through litigation.”