The Latest On: Water
Mahesh Cleveland, Attorney, Mid-Pacific Office, Earthjustice: “The way this case is positioned is that it has the potential to really negatively impact waters all across the United States.”
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Janette Brimmer, Attorney, Northwest Regional Office, Earthjustice: "That's the million-dollar question: What changed? Nothing changed. Nothing changed on the ground. The data didn't change. Nothing changed other than, presumably, the politics."
Stu Gillespie, Attorney, Earthjustice: “The Corps has not remedied the fatal flaws in its decision-making process. Its revised analysis contains even more contradictions and conclusory assertions than the prior flawed analysis. As a result, the Corps reissued the same permit for the Villages at Vigneto without ever analyzing the impacts of the proposed development on the San Pedro River. That’s downright inadequate and contrary to the law.”
Janette Brimmer, Attorney, Earthjustice: “The overall magnitude of the municipal stormwater pollution problem in Puget Sound dwarfs other sources. The development that lies at the heart of the stormwater problem is profoundly damaging to salmon habitat and the ability of salmon and orcas to recover from their endangered status in Western Washington.”