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