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New Book Examines Camp Lejeune Water Poisoning →

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!

Tell the President to Stand By the Victims of Camp Lejeune →

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

Military Gives Congress a $36 Billion Wish List →

What would you do with $36 billion?

State Department inspector general issues alert over $6 billion in contracting money →

When auditors asked for a sample of 115 contract files, officials were unable to provide 33 of them, totaling $2.1 billion. Of the remaining 82, the report said, 48 contained insufficient documents required by federal law.”

Congress Calls for Action After Whistleblower Retaliation →

Official: NSA did warrantless searches of Americans’ data →

Senate report says CIA misled on interrogation program →

“The CIA described [its program] repeatedly both to the Department of Justice and eventually to Congress as getting unique, otherwise unobtainable intelligence that helped disrupt terrorist plots and save thousands of lives,” said one U.S. official briefed on the report. “Was that actually true? The answer is no.”