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We must take care of Camp Lejeune’s betrayed →

Join us for a rally TOMORROW in D.C.! Info here.

Rally for Victims of Camp Lejeune Water Poisoning - April 23, 9 a.m. →

Join us in DC!

New Book Examines Camp Lejeune Water Poisoning →

Tell President Obama to stand by the victims of Camp Lejeune

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

Head of Marine Corps Accused of Unfair Retaliation Against Whistleblower →

The Over Budget and Behind Schedule F-35 →

New Book to Chronicle Camp Lejeune Water Contamination →

“Today, a row of chin-up bars stands beside a grassy mound topped with a manhole cover bearing the words, “WARNING DO NOT FILL.” This is the only visible reminder of Hadnot Point Well No. 602, in which one 1984 test found levels of the carcinogenic gasoline additive benzene at 76 times the allowable federal limit.”

-After nearly 30 years, Camp Lejeune coming clean

Those carcinogens were part of the what could be the largest water contamination in U.S. history. Nearly one million Marines and their families used contaminated water for drinking and cooking for over 30 years. Only now is the clean up finally coming to an end.

Today’s pretty sunset photo courtesy of the Marine Corps Flickr page.