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Five Years After Water Crisis Flint Michigan’s Children Still Suffering

By: Sharon Franklin New York Times Reporter, Erica L. Green recently reported on November 6, 2019 that Flint’s Children Suffer in Class After Years of Drinking the Lead-Poisoned Water.  She reported that Angy Keelin’s son Averey, was exposed to lead, and had to repeat kindergarten, and Ms. Keelin now fears [...]

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Busting Stereotypes: Outdoor Afro

Earlier this month, the Heinz Foundation honored 5 remarkable people who reflect the accomplishments and spirit the late U.S. Senator John Heinz. These awards recognize the extraordinary contributions of individuals in the areas of greatest importance to the late senator. The Environmental Award went to Rue Mapp, founder and CEO [...]

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The Halls of Capitol Hill

by Liz Goodiel, CHEJ Science & Tech Fellow Capitol Hill is a busy epicenter of political movement and policy change. The halls of its buildings are flooded with congress men and women, staffers and schedulers hustling from one meeting to the next. Every few years, citizens across the country elect [...]

By |October 27th, 2019|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on The Halls of Capitol Hill

How About Some PFAS with your Pizza?

By: Sharon Franklin Kristina Marusic, of Environmental Health News reported on October 9, 2019  about the dangerous PFAS chemicals that show up in the bodies of people who eat takeout, fast food, and pizza are often at higher levels than in people who regularly cook at home.  This is according [...]

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We are All on the Titanic & Can See the Iceberg Ahead

We are All on the Titanic Editors note:  Peter Montague wrote this years ago and thought it was more relevant today than ever. Environmental injustice arises when people of color and/or people of below-average income are (a) unfairly burdened with bad environments, or (b) unfairly denied good environments, or (c) [...]

By |October 3rd, 2019|Tags: , , |Comments Off on We are All on the Titanic & Can See the Iceberg Ahead

Youth Climate Leader Sends Powerful Message: How Dare You!

On September 20th more than 4 million people around the world took to the streets to join the global climate strike movement. People of all ages from across the globe came together to share a message: The planet is in a climate emergency, and we will not sit by and do [...]

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Superfund Reinvestment Act – Making Polluters Pay for Pollution

By Liz Goodiel, CHEJ Science and Tech Fellow Take a moment and imagine your dream home. Maybe your dream home is set on a beautiful ocean front with large windows that overlook the rolling waves and the pink summer sunsets. Perhaps your dream home is located in the mountains, surrounded [...]

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When You Find Out Your Castle Is Contaminated… What Do You Do? 

By Sharon Franklin Elizabeth Gribkoff of the Vermont Digger recently reported in her article Years after discovery, PFOA looms over Bennington residents, that individuals such as Sandy Sumner and his wife who live in North Bennington, Vermont have their lives permanently altered by contamination from the former ChemFab plant, a Teflon [...]

By |September 11th, 2019|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on When You Find Out Your Castle Is Contaminated… What Do You Do? 
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