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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 Responsive leadership: 27 votes Transparent [...]

New EPA Document’s release details what agency knew about West Lake for Three years

The EPA’s National Remedy and Review Board released a document last Thursday that called removal of toxic waste at West Lake Landfill “feasible.” It gave a summary of its recommendations for the area, many of which were in direct opposition to what the EPA has been saying about the site for years. Just Moms STL, [...]

West Lake Landfill has to be a St. Louis issue, not just a Bridgeton issue

  The two smoldering landfills in Bridgeton, Missouri have forced the community around them to take action. Just Moms STL, a group headed by area moms Karen Nickel and Dawn Chapman, has executed steps from community phone calls to representatives to meeting with EPA administrator Gina McCarthy to discuss relocation. The group and the problem [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Environmental groups sue EPA, seek stricter rules over fracking waste linked to earthquakes

Brady Dennis, Washington Post. A coalition of environmental advocacy groups, including CHEJ, sued the EPA for stricter fracking waste rules.  A collection of environmental advocacy groups on Wednesday sued the Environmental Protection Agency, saying the government has failed to adequately regulate the disposal of waste generated by oil and gas drilling. In particular, the lawsuit [...]

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 [...]