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CHEJ’s Green Flag Schools Program for Environmental Leadership

For years, the Center for Health, Environment & Justice has been mentoring a movement, empowering people and preventing harm   to  human health caused by exposure to environmental threats. Included in this work is CHEJ's Green Flag Schools Program for Environmental Leadership. Started in 2002, this program targets  students in schools [...]

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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 [...]

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Grassroots Green Hero: Susie Quinn

We have not lost, until we quit. Susie Quinn from Torch Can Do, at a group rally last November. The group assembled in summer 2015 to respond to an injection well and frack-waste-handling operation in Torch, Ohio. In the first three quarters of 2015, injection wells in Torch and surrounding [...]

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With Federal State of Emergency Over, What’s Next for Flint?

Just yesterday, the federal state of emergency in Flint, Michigan over lead-contaminated water expired. What comes next for a community continuing to deal with a public health crisis? Residents in Flint have been understandably concerned about the August 14th deadline, as Michigan Radio reports. President Obama declared a Federal State [...]

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Nuclear Energy: Sucking America Dry or Filling Our Pockets with Energy?

Photo credit to Inhabitat New York City. Photo of Indian Point Nuclear Site on the Hudson River. Indian Point has been leaking radioactive material into the Hudson for several months and has had many operating issues in recent years. Located 24 miles north of New York City. The [...]

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The New Lead – Perfluorinated Compounds (PFCs)

It’s bad enough that lead is making headlines everywhere, but now a new group of chemicals is showing up in drinking water across the country – in Portsmouth, NH, Hoosick falls, NY, Scottsdale, AZ, Colorado Springs, CO, Decatur, AL, Bucks County, PA, Cape Cod, MA to name a few places. [...]

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An Issue We Can All Get Behind

Every blog I have written during my time at the CHEJ has focused on or mentioned the West Lake Landfill. No wonder, considering how the majority of my work here has dealt with promoting awareness about the landfill. But the reason why I continue to write about it is because [...]

By |August 1st, 2016|Comments Off on An Issue We Can All Get Behind

Poll Results: What do you want to see from the next EPA?

Last week, we asked you on Twitter, Facebook, and through an e-mail to add your voice to an important discussion: what do you want to see from the next EPA administration? The results are in! Focus on environmental justice: 58 votes More direct efforts to make impactful resolutions: 32 votes [...]

By |July 28th, 2016|Tags: , |Comments Off on Poll Results: What do you want to see from the next EPA?
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