RIT professor’s new book revisits Love Canal

James Goodman, Democrat & Chronicle. Professor Richard Newman chronicles the history of health & environmental activism of Lois Gibbs during her time in Love Canal. This is the foundation of the movement behind the Center for Health, Environment, & Justice. Remediation work being done near abandoned houses in the Love Canal neighborhood in the [...]

We hosted a Candidate Forum in St. Louis that empowered constituents and held politicians accountable this election season.

Just Moms Co-Founder Karen Nickel happily maintains control of the microphone while Sam Page, democrat running to maintain his seat for County Councilmen of District 2 responds to questions about West Lake. This past Thursday, August 18th, members of the St. Louis community came together to hold their candidates running for public office [...]

Testimony: McCrory called toxicologist Ken Rudo to his office to discuss do-not-drink letters for well owners near coal ash pits

By Bertrand M. Gutiérrez of the Winston-Salem Journal. One of CHEJ's strong network relatinoships, the Blue Ridge Envrionmental Defense League, helped pushed for more public transparency in a case regarding the safety of drinking water near a coal ash pit in North Carolina.  Gov. Pat McCrory summoned state toxicologist Ken Rudo to his office in early [...]

SUPERFUND: A Philadelphia suburb’s asbestos nightmare

By George Cahlink, an E&E reporter, of E&E Publishing LLC. Here's a look at the history, successes, and ultimate failure to clean up and maintain one Superfund site, located in Ambler, PA. Because of Ambler's history of being the asbestos capital of the world, the recent passage of the Toxic Substance Control Act raises some hopes that this [...]

Funds, cleanups fewer

By Brendan Lyons of the Times Union. The usefulness of the EPA in cleaning up Superfund sites, a creation which often gets credited to Lois Gibbs and is a label for toxic waste removal as a government and corporate responsibility, is severely unfunded. Here's a look at some of those repercussions.  The 2002 chemical release would haunt [...]

In Bridgeton, Missouri residents find it hard to breathe

Josh Peterson, MSR News Online. Members of the community that rally behind the movement of moms, aptly called JustMomsSTL, a group that CHEJ works very closely with, feel prisoners of their own homes. This is because some of them live within a half mile radius away from toxic waste. Their has been an ongoing investigation [...]

St. Cyprian’s Church in Perry hosts anti-fracking event

Tawana Roberts, The News Herald. One event in Perry, Ohio hosted on the National Day of Action, highlights catholic involvement in the anti-fracking movement.  Pope Francis spreads a universal message that everyone should be good stewards of the planet, and that was at the forefront of discussion for a National Day of Action event. The [...]

Activists target fracking waste on Tuesday’s action day

Bob Downing, Akron Beacon Journal. In Ohio, environmental agencies including CHEJ are organizing educational events in order to inspire a change in the fracking industry. These events will be held on the National Day of Action on Tuesday, June 7th. From a Thursday press release: Groups Call for a Halt to Toxic Fracking Waste and [...]

Legal News Line Environmental coalition sues EPA over wastewater guidelines

Sean Fowler, Legal News Line. A number of environmental groups, including CHEJ, discussed their concerns and the purpose for the lawsuit against the EPA.  WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A coalition of environmental groups has filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colombia, seeking to force [...]

The 2015 volume of liquid drilling wastes going into Ohio’s injection wells keeps growing

Bob Downing, Akron Beacon Journal. Teresa Mills, one of CHEJ's own, provided vital data for recording the amount and impact of liquid drilling wastes being injected underground in Ohio.   Ohio is continuing to rewrite the record book for liquid drilling wastes being injected into underground rock formations: The 2015 injection total keeps ­growing. That’s [...]