Lisa Evans, Senior Administrative Counsel, Earthjustice: "The data clearly show that nationwide we have a significant problem. Consistently, what I see at these coal ash dumps is an indication that they are leaking, which confirms what we had suspected before the data came out. Most of the sites are unlined, and there are effectively no barriers to stop the hazardous contaminants from leaking into underlying groundwater."
Erin Whalen, Attorney, Earthjustice: "This is a huge project. It's going to affect communities across Alaska and getting input from communities in Alaska takes time."
Seth Johnson, Attorney, Earthjustice: “It can be easy and misleading to look at these delays as bureaucratic fighting. But these matter, because these are protections that, in many cases, are years overdue, and they’re protections for human beings.”
Angela Johnson Meszaros, Attorney, Earthjustice: “They ought to do better than just walking away to leave the thing to be a public nuisance.”
Angela Johnson Meszaros, Attorney, Earthjustice: "It was a bad project from the beginning, and we look forward to the day it goes away in its entirety. There isn't an energy need for Mission Rock. There wasn't an energy need when they submitted their application, and there isn't going to be an energy need. It's clear California has reached its tipping point where technology and policy has intersected to show there's no more need for a fossil fuel plant."
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