Janette Brimmer, Attorney, Northwest Office, Earthjustice: “The damage we have seen over the last year is going to continue apace. This rule is wreaking havoc on protections of water. That’s not going to stop while the rulemaking goes on.”
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Stu Gillespie, Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office, Earthjustice: "It is further proof that the Trump administration's abrupt decision to forgo any consultation with the tribes on the Rosemont mine [jurisdictional determination] was not just unlawful, but based on irresponsible and indefensible policy. The corps must own up to this error by revoking the Rosemont JD and consulting with the tribes before undertaking any action."
Janette Brimmer, Attorney, Northwest Office, Earthjustice: “We want to it to be proper. I want them to follow science and develop a rule relatively quickly so we’re not left with a complete lack of protection.”