Additional contacts are noted on individual news releases below.
News Release, December 21, 2013
(Mossville, LA) Although Axiall corporate and local government officials announced the “all clear” for Friday’s fire at the Axiall plant in Westlake, Louisiana, nearby residents say that the toxic smoke from the fire was overwhelming, threatening, and that contamination in the community goes beyond short term smoke in the area.
News Release, November 13, 2013
(Washington, DC) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Labor’s Occupation Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) is holding a "listening session" about the threat of chemical disaster and health hazards for communities living near chemical plants and routes where chemicals are transported, on Friday, November 15, 2013, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. easternin Washington, DC. The session is one of several prompted by the explosion in West, Texas, and other areas.
News Release, November 1, 2013
(Houston, TX) EPA is holding a "listening session" about the threat of chemical disaster and health hazards for communities living near chemical plants on Tuesday, November 5th, 8am in Texas City. The session is one of several prompted by the explosion in West,Texas and other areas.
News Release, July 30, 2013
(Washington, DC) The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is convening a hearing tomorrow called “Strengthening Public Health Protections by Addressing Toxic Chemical Threats,” with panels of experts addressing the complex issues regarding toxic chemicals exposure.
News Release, July 22, 2013
(Mossville, LA) The people of Mossville, Louisiana, living in the shadow of chronic toxic chemicals exposure from 14 petrochemical facilities, will have the opportunity to voluntarily relocate, according to a statement announced Friday by the South African-based energy and chemicals company, Sasol. Mossville is an historic African American community located in southwest Louisiana.
News Release, June 4, 2013
(Washington, DC) With the passing of Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), the environmental health community mourns the death of the first Senate champion for comprehensive health protections in toxic chemical reform.
News Release, June 3, 2013
(Washington, DC) A letter was received today by Senator David Vitter (R-LA), Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and others asking for true protections for health in the new Senate engagement for reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA). On May 22, the Chemical Safety Improvement Act (CSIA) (S. 1009) was introduced in the United States Senate to update the failed TSCA framework.
News Release, May 23, 2013
(Washington, DC) Michele Roberts and Richard Moore, spokespersons for the Environmental Justice and Health Alliance for Chemical Policy Reform, provide these comments on the “Chemical Safety Improvement Act” introduced yesterday by Senators Frank Lautenberg and David Vitter.