Jeremy Nichols of WildEarth Guardians Discusses the Joint Lawsuit Against Rio Tinto-Kennecott

(EnviroNews Utah) — Salt Lake City — Today, Jeremy Nichols, Climate and Energy Program Director for WildEarth Guardians, alongside of the Utah Physicians For a Healthy Environment and the Utah Mom’s For Clean Air, 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.

Jeremy Nichols of WildEarth Guardians Discusses the Joint Lawsuit Against Rio Tinto-Kennecott