The Latest On: Oil
Michelle Ghafar, Attorney, Earthjustice: “A federal court already agreed with us once that the BLM failed to fully evaluate the impacts of the oil and gas expansion it is authorizing on public land. We’re returning to court once again to ensure the agency properly analyzes the impacts of devastating fracking activities in its plan.”
Michael Freeman, Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office, Earthjustice: “The effect of that [rescinded rule] was to leave all oil and gas development on federal lands in this country subject to really outdated and inadequate federal standards of our lands and our water and our public health.”
Jeremy Lieb, Attorney, Alaska Office, Earthjustice: "We have the broader concern that all of this development is inconsistent with what science shows needs to be done to address climate change — basically that we can't continue developing new sources of fossil fuels."