Congress to Give Private Debt Collection Another Try -
Congress is considering bills that would require the Internal Revenue Service to hire contractors to collect delinquent federal taxes. Unfortunately, the poor track record of private debt collection programs isn’t dissuading some lawmakers.
Does the US Navy have 10 or 19 Aircraft Carriers? -
The U.S. Navy operates 19 ships that could be called aircraft carriers, but only considers 10 to be actual carriers.
Turns out it’s kind of difficult to define what exactly an aircraft carrier is.
New Book Examines Camp Lejeune Water Poisoning -
Mike Magner’s most recent book, A Trust Betrayed: The Untold Story of Camp Lejeune and the Poisoning of Generations of Marines and Their Families, shows how those affected by the contamination at Camp Lejeune began fighting for government recognition and healthcare assistance
Tell President Obama to stand by the victims of Camp Lejeune
On Wednesday, April 23, join environmental activist Erin Brockovich, Ret. Master Sgt. Jerry Ensminger, Mike Partain, the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) and the Environmental Working Group for a RALLY and MARCH to the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. to show your support for the victims of Camp Lejeune and Superfund sites across the country.
Sign the form to the right to let us know you can attend or let us know that you will be there in spirit!
WHEN: Wednesday, April 23, 9:00am
WHERE: Upper Senate Park, 200 New Jersey Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20001 followed by a march to the steps of the Supreme Court
The Supreme Court will hear arguments that day on a landmark case- CTS Corporation v. Waldburger - about whether a North Carolina law can void claims made by victims of hazardous waste. This could set a precedent that denies justice for the nearly one million Marines, families, and civilians exposed to toxic drinking water at Camp Lejeune.
Instead of defending these citizens, the Department of Justice has sided with CTS, a known polluter. If the Supreme Court rules in their favor, any claim made after 1995 by a Camp Lejeune victim will no longer be valid.
If you can’t attend the rally, please sign our letter to President Obama asking him why he vowed to help Camp Lejeune’s veterans and their families only to have his administration side against them in court.
Click here to tell us you are coming!
This #TaxDay I’m telling Congress: END the Pentagon slush fund & move war $$ to our communities #GDAMS #OCO
I join citizens worldwide to call on the #SEC to reissue a strong oil, gas & mining sunshine rule. #NOsecretdeals http://thndr.it/1euMVnp
Congress Slams Nuclear Agency for Recent Failures -
According to two experts, the National Nuclear Security Administration has failed, which is no surprise given the recent cost overruns and schedule delays on several multi-billion dollar projects.
Tell the President to Stand By the Victims of Camp Lejeune -
A crucial case before the Supreme Court could limit the ability of victims of pollution to seek help after they become sick.
For more than two decades, I have been fighting to expose the truth about the water contamination at U.S. Marine Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. While I was stationed there, I lost my daughter Janey to Leukemia. It turns out that the water we had been drinking and bathing in was contaminated with dangerous, cancer-causing chemicals. Incredibly, the military leadership knew about the contamination but did nothing to rectify the problem for five years—they had to be forced to do so.
President Obama has promised that the federal government would take steps to make a real difference for those still suffering from the devastating contamination at Camp Lejeune.
But President Obama’s Department of Justice is undermining his promise. Remarkably, DOJ recently sent a brief to the Supreme Court urging an interpretation of a federal pollution law that supports a known polluter—and would let the government off the hook for Camp Lejeune.
The government’s preposterous stand suggests my fellow Marines and their families should have sought justice before they even knew they had been poisoned!
Please Sign POGO’s Letter Asking President Obama to Keep His Promise to Camp Lejeune Victims