Lois Marie Gibbs

Lois Marie Gibbs is a former resident of the Love Canal community and founder of the Center for Health, Environment and Justice, a project of People’s Action.

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Saturday, May 27, 2017
Fight Back for Energy Independence Over Corporate Profits
‘Homeland Security – No more wars over oil!’ That’s what families in communities across Pennsylvania were promised a decade ago. ‘We’ll extract natural gas from the ground, using an unconventional process called hydrofracturing, to acquire enough natural gas that the U.S. will no longer be...
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Friday, April 14, 2017
Tax Reform Should Begin With Making Polluters Pay
As we begin our national conversation about tax reform, why don’t we start with low-hanging fruit – the things we can all agree are right? Why not reinstate the Superfund tax, which used to make polluters pay to clean up their own mess? By reinstating this “Polluter Pays” tax, American citizens...
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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
America Can't Afford Another Gorsuch in Government
Anne Gorsuch, the mother of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, was my worst nightmare. In 1982, when I first confronted her about toxic contamination in Times Beach, Missouri, she led the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under Ronald Reagan. Anne stepped down a few months later after she...
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Monday, March 20, 2017
Trump’s EPA Cuts: No One Will Protect Us
President Donald Trump’s deep cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency terrify me. They will gut the agency, removing protections for American families and our children. As I travel from one polluted community to the next, women weep as they hold their children, and explain how chemicals in...
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