The Latest On: Oceans
Kylie Wager Cruz, Attorney, Earthjustice: “It’s common sense that this level of unrestricted take can’t be sustainable.”
Kylie Wager Cruz, Attorney, Mid-Pacific Office, Earthjustice: "The answer isn't a return to status quo aquarium collection."
David Henkin, Attorney, Mid-Pacific Office, Earthjustice: “If all a polluter needs to do to get out of the Clean Water Act is to pull its pipe five feet back from a river or lake, then it can dump as many pollutants as it wants without any permit or oversight, that would be absolutely devastating to our nation’s waters.”
Chris Eaton, Attorney, Oceans Program, Earthjustice: “This rule affects all the country — all the coastlines.”
Mahesh Cleveland, Attorney, Mid-Pacific Office, Earthjustice: “An appeal up to the Supreme Court can be withdrawn up until the court publishes the opinion, so there is the possibility that the case could be argued and yet still settled after arguments. Because the Supreme Court has the discretion to hear appeals, they also have discretion to put the brakes on if they choose to.”
David Henkin, Staff Attorney, Mid-Pacific Office, Earthjustice: “We represent Maui County residents who are eager to see their county government focus its time, energy, and money on fixing the environmental problems that were the genesis of the lawsuit. They would rather not see their government lead the charge to weaken the Clean Water Act.”