Patrice Simms, VP of Litigation, Earthjustice: “We’re going to have fights that are just as hard or harder over the course of the next year and a half. Even if there is not a second Trump administration there is a lot of stuff that’s going to have to be fixed. The work is not going away anytime soon.”
Drew Caputo, VP of Litigation, Earthjustice: “I’m proud of our response, but the fact that we need to do it really pains me. When I started my career in the 1990s, environmentalism was [still] a bipartisan thing. Some of the most important environmental laws were signed into law by Richard Nixon.”
Isaac Moriwake, Managing Attorney, Mid-Pacific Office, Earthjustice: “The mayor says it will take time and money, and that’s exactly what the settlement will give the county. If the mayor is really serious about fixing the injection well problem, then let’s get to work together now, rather than working with the Trump administration to gut the Clean Water Act.”
Eve Gartner, Attorney, Northeast Regional Office, Earthjustice: “EPA could have used its authority in a meaningful way to stem the tide of these chemicals into commerce, the environment and human bodies. And instead it has taken tiny baby steps that have really not been protective. This is a crisis that we will be dealing with for millennia.”
Sasan Saadat, Research and Policy Analyst, California Regional Office: “We don’t ask what the costs of the status quo are.”
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