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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • Public Health Campaign Says Dollar General's Illegal Hazardous Waste Treatment is Another Example of Careless Corporate Behavior Endangering Communities. Read the news release

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

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • Consumidores y grupos de salud llevan a cabo más de 65 reuniones con gerentes de tiendas y manifestaciones contra sustancias químicas toxicas encontradas en productos de dollar tree. Lee el comunicado de prensa.

  • Shoppers and Health Groups Hold Over 65 Store Manager Meetings and Demonstrations Against Toxic Chemicals Found in Dollar Tree Products. Read the press release

  • Researchers Develop Hazard Assessment for Nanomaterials: Analysis Uncovers Health and Environmental Hazards in Nanosilver Products Already on Store Shelves, Points to Haphazard Oversight and Regulation by EPA [Read the press release]

  • Coming Clean's groundbreaking hazard assessments for nanosilver were just published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal Environmental Health. Read the article here.

  • "The racism, sexism, income inequality and other oppressions that seemed to "win" the election have no place here, and we need to be even bolder in taking them on, together, as part of our grassroots, policy and market organizing strategies for environmental health and justice for all." Read more on our Facebook

  • "Turning up the Heat for Climate Change Solutions" read the blog post on the shortcomings of the CPP and RGGI by Michele Roberts. 

  • On August 16th, the Campaign for Healthier Solutions and allies met with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to press for action on toxic chemicals found in products purchased from ‘dollar stores’. Read the news release.

  • Dollar Tree Offers ‘Copy and Paste’ Sustainability Report, Shows No Progress on Chemical Safety. [Read the news release]