The Latest On: Trump Administration
Michael Hiatt, Staff Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office: "This is a powerful illustration of, try as the Trump administration might to keep burning coal, a lot of times it just doesn't make any economic sense."
Shannon Fisk, Managing Attorney, Coal Program: “The fact that major utilities in Ohio are planning to shut down a number of dirty coal-fired power plants throughout the state should be an indication that the market is moving on to less costly and cleaner resources. We will be advocating to maximize energy efficiency and renewable energy as the best options for replacing coal plants, and for providing a just economic transition for coal workers and communities.”
An opinion piece by Heidi McIntosh, Managing Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office, Earthjustice
Jenny Harbine, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: “Our legal system remains an important backstop against the abuses of power we’ve witnessed over the course of the past two months.”
Lisa Garcia, VP of Litigation for Healthy Communities, Earthjustice: “They [the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency] are the watchdog. You can argue that they weren’t the best at it, but even a bad watchdog is better than no watchdog.”