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‘Mother of Superfund’ criticizes Pruitt’s report: corporate interests Trump public health

Statement from Lois Marie Gibbs: Superfund was created following the Love Canal crisis in Niagara Falls, NY to primarily protect public health. I know because I was a resident and community leader at Love Canal. I found EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s Superfund Task Force Report almost entirely void of public health concerns. In fact, the [...]

Introducing The People’s Task Force on the Future of Superfund

Introducing The People’s Task Force on the Future of Superfund Voices from Contaminated Communities Across the Country   The Trump Administration and newly-appointed EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt claim they want to return Superfund cleanups “to their rightful place at the center of the EPA’s core mission.” However their actions speak differently: their proposed budget includes a 30 [...]

Teamsters, Community Protest Republic Services Over Toxic Landfills

Teamsters Attend Waste Company’s Annual Shareholders Meeting; Republic Board of Directors a No-Show PRESS CONTACT Kara Deniz Email: kdeniz@teamster.orgPhone: (202) 624-6911 (PHOENIX) — Teamsters with the Solid Waste and Recycling Division, and Beth Roach, a community activist from Wayne County, Ga., attended Republic Services Inc.’s [NYSE: RSG] annual shareholders’ meeting in Phoenix on Friday, decrying [...]

Just Moms STL & CHEJ File Complaint with United Nations

“This place is disease. It takes your heart away; it takes your spirit away. And something’s got to end.  Somebody has got to help us because there are people stranded here. My kids are stranded here.  Somebody from the outside has got to come and save us.”       --Bob Terry a local resident pleading to [...]

FrackFree Mahoning Valley schedules April 26 media event

FrackFree Mahoning Valley schedules April 26 media event By BOB DOWNING Published: April 26, 2016 From a Monday press release: Frackfree Mahoning Valley (FMV) Will Hold A Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 1:15 PM Press Conference in Youngstown’s Mill Creek Park To React to Comments Made By Ohio Department of Natural Resources Officials Regarding Utica Shale [...]

EPA Administrator Meets with Just Moms STL, Says She Will Investigate Relocation Option

EPA Administrator Meets with Just Moms STL, Says She Will Investigate Relocation Option   March 30, 2016 Immediate Release Karen Nickel 314- 229-4896 Dawn Chapman 314-566-9762 Karen Nickel and Dawn Chapman, Co-Founders of Just Moms STL met with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy this afternoon to discuss relocation of the families who live near [...]

Worried Moms from Flint and St. Louis To Blast EPA

  Contacts: Lois Gibbs 703-627-9483, lgibbs@chej.org, New Internal EPA Memo & Policy Stresses Public Health Worried Moms from Flint, Love Canal & St. Louis Decry Agency’s “Failure” “Kids are suffering from leaded water & threatened by toxic fires” WHAT:           Press conference featuring Missouri and Michigan moms WHEN:          Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 10 a.m. Eastern [...]

“Just Moms STL” activist group visits state offices, demand action on West Lake

“Just Moms STL” activist group visits state offices, demand action on West Lake “Be Superhero for Superfund” Local Group will urge Congressional Reps  Will give cupcakes, toot birthday horns to celebrate 35th anniversary of Superfund on Dec 11th WHAT: The St. Louis based activist group “Just Moms STL” will give cupcakes Congressman Clay, Congresswoman Wagner, Senator [...]

New Study Shows EPA Mismanaging Toxic Clean-Up

It Also Shows More Sites are ID’d but Funding is Stagnant Fewer Clean-Ups are Being Started and Each One Takes Longer Groups say "Polluter Pay” Fee Must be Reinstated & Increased Love Canal Pioneer Says Some Sites are Still Waiting for Clean-Up More Than 25 Years Later URL to embargoed study:  http://chej.org/superfund35-resources This page is [...]

Groups Threaten To Sue EPA Over Dangerous Fracking Waste Disposal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 26, 2015 Groups File Notice of Intent to Sue EPA Over Dangerous Drilling and Fracking Waste Call on Agency to Issue Rules for Handling and Disposal of Oil and Gas Waste WASHINGTON, D.C.  (August 26, 2015) – A coalition of environmental organizations filed a legal notice with the U.S. Environmental Protection [...]

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