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Breaking news and news coverage of the campaign activities of the Environmental Justice Health Alliance for Chemical Policy Reform and affiliate organizations.

September 1, 2017

Harvey's Cleanup List: Toxic Plumes, Dead Animals, Debris. Read the news article here. 
If You Think the Government Will Do Something About Chemical Explosions in the Wake of Houston, Think Again. Read the news article here.

August 30, 2017

A Toxic Storm: Hazardous Facilities, Failed Chemical Safety Policies, and Extreme Weather Leave Houston Residents Swimming in Toxic Soup:

In response to the devastation and suffering created by Tropical Storm Harvey, and the toxic hazards posed to health and the environment by dozens of hazardous industrial and commercial facilities concentrated in the Houston area, Michele Roberts, Co-Coordinator of the Environmental Justice Health Alliance (EJHA), issued a statement. Read the statement here.

August 24, 2017

Coming Clean, a network of 200 community, state and national organizations working to reduce the disproportionate suffering toxic chemicals impose on people of color and the poor, is deeply saddened and disappointed by the recent racist, hateful actions in Charlottesville, Virginia. Our hearts are with the victims of these attacks—whether they died or were injured directly by white supremacists, died in an accident while seeking to protect the public, or were one of the millions among us who felt the chill and horror intended by this terrorist attack. We condemn racism and all supremacist ideologies everywhere they appear, be they in the streets of Charlottesville, our institutions of government and criminal justice, and in the daily lives of those who continue to suffer their impacts. Read our statement here

June 23, 2017

A Force for Nature, and for New Mexico. Read the feature NRDC wrote on EJHA leader Richard Moore.

June 15, 2017

Dollar Tree Customers Confront Executives At Shareholder Meeting Asking For Nontoxic Products - But Receive No Answers. Read the news release

May 31, 2017

Trump must not block efforts to prevent chemical disasters. Read the OpEd by Pamela Nixon featured on The Hill.

May 11, 2017

The Power of Collaboration for Environmental Health and Justice. Read about the power of our collaborative in this article by Carolyn Fine Friedman featured on Grantmakers In Health.

April 18, 2017

EPA Administrator Pruitt Delays Safety Measures, Puts Workers and Fence-line Communities in Further Danger of Chemical Disasters. Read the news release here.

February 27, 2017

25 EJ Groups Urge Congress: Don't Meddle with Chemical Plant Safety Improvements. Groups Say Congress will be Blamed if New Safety Updates are Blocked and Disaster Strikes. Read the news release here.

February 10, 2017

The Environmetal Justice Health Alliance for Chemical Policy Reform sends a letter to congressional leaders regarding the Risk Management Plan (RMP) rule and program. Read the letter here. 

August 7, 2016

On July 15 and 16 Coming Clean and the Environmental Justice Health Alliance hosted a Clean Power Plan "101" Training event in collaboration with the Building Equity and Alignment for Impact and the Delaware Concerned Residents for Enivronmental Justice. Watch a short video of the training here. 

July 12, 2016

New Op-Ed by David Levine of the American Sustainable Business Council: EPA should do more to prevent chemical disasters that threaten local economies
"Unfortunately, EPA’s proposed changes focus almost entirely on addressing facility safety after catastrophic chemical releases and explosions have already occurred. ... EPA’s proposal lags behind what the business community wants, which is good rules and actions that prevent these disruptions to their businesses by transitioning the most hazardous facilities to safer chemicals." Read more.

April 27, 2016

'On the Ground’ Show with Michele  Roberts on behalf of the Environmental Justice Health Alliance. Speaking on Earth Day, fighting for justice in Flint, Michigan and how has the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement impacted the environmental justice movement? Listen the first hour here, featuring voices from Jose Bravo and Richard Moore. Lisen to the second hour here, featuring Rev. David Bouie and Dr. Monica Unseld. 

March 21, 2016

Hackensack University Medical Center is taking steps with American Sustainable Business Council to eliminate toxics and replace them with safer alternatives. Take a look here.

Febuary 17, 2016

News Release: Environmental Justice Advocates Celebrate Victory as Lawsuit Settlement Directs EPA to Protect Communities from Chemical Spills.

February 4, 2016

New report shows that 63 million Americans are endangered by chlorine bleach plants despite availability of safer alternatives.

January 25, 2016

Dollar store deals: Study shows many bargain items may be hazardous to your health.

January 18, 2016

Important new CNN OpEd on race, poverty, and chemical disasters co-authored by Coming Clean Board Member and Environmental Justice Health Alliance Co-Coordinator Richard Moore.

October 8, 2015

EJHA and other members of the Coalition to Prevent Chemical Disasters release new public opinion research showing bipartisan national support for strong rules to prevent chemical disasters, call on President Obama and EPA to act.

January 24, 2015

Two Day Summit on Chemical Safety in WV Comes to a Close

January 23, 2015

Chemical Safety Summit Held in WV Addressing Community Concerns

Chemical Safety Advocates Want Accident Prevention Plan Enacted

September 30, 2014

Kids in Danger Zones: One in Three Schoolchildren Face Risk of Chemical Catastrophe

August, 1, 2014

National Journal: Chemical Disasters Pose Risk to Communities of Color

July 21, 2014

Al Jazeera: Opinion: How Industrial Disasters Discriminate

June 13, 2014

Tavis Smiley Radio: Who's in Danger: Race, Poverty and Chemical Disasters

April 15, 2014

Chemical Spill in West Virginia Offers Opportunity to Improve Chemical Safety

March 3, 2014

GOP Accused of 'Environmental Racism'

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