Trump’s Order Would Make It Harder To Block Pipelines, And Projects Such As Longview Coal-Export Terminal
Kristen Boyles, Attorney, Northwest Office, Earthjustice: “[The executive order] starts a process that could undermine both state authority and environmental and public-health protections.”
Khushi Desai, Attorney, Washington, D.C., Office, Earthjustice: “These wastes are toxic and can poison people and the environment. They can even spontaneously combust simply when exposed to the air.”
Todd True, Attorney, Northwest Office, Earthjustice: “In all the decades this debate has gone on, they haven’t fully examined the issues we’re talking about, so it would be foolish to assume they’ll do so now without being prompted.”
Coby Dolan, Senior Legislative Counsel, Earthjustice: “Patrick Wyrick misleading the Senate Judiciary Committee about his role in his wife’s business is significant because it begs the question: What else is he hiding from the Senate? The public deserves a federal judge that has high integrity and can rule fairly and impartially. Patrick Wyrick does not meet that test.”
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