Dr. Brian Moench of UPHE Announces a Joint Lawsuit Against Rio Tinto/Kennecott

(EnviroNews Utah) — Salt Lake City — Today, Brian Moench, Founder and President of the Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment, alongside of the Utah Mom’s for Clean Air and WildEarth Guardians announced the filing of a joint lawsuit against Kennecott Utah Copper.

The suit claims that Kennecott is responsible for a disproportionate amount of Utah’s dangerous air pollution and has consistently violated its pollution permits as well as EPA standards.

Panelists at the event also cited numerous externalities such as massive air pollution related medical expenses as a byproduct of Kennecott Utah Copper’s operations.

This segment was taped at the Rio Tinto/Kennecott Lawsuit Press Conference at the Salt Lake City Library, December 19, 2011.

Dr. Brian Moench of UPHE Announces a Joint Lawsuit Against Rio Tinto/Kennecott