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.”
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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
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."