Skip to Main Content

Erin Brockovich Discusses Camp Lejeune Victims on MSNBC

On Monday, environmental activist Erin Brockovich appeared on MSNBC’s Ronan Farrow’s show to discuss a Supreme Court hearing, which could have devastating effects on the military families and civilians who were poisoned by contaminated drinking water at North Carolina Marine base Camp Lejeune.

Alarmingly, the Department of Justice is siding with the corporate polluter in the case, CTS Corporation v. Waldburger, which the Supreme Court will hear Wednesday. If the Justices side with  CTS Corporation, many of the military families and civilians who were exposed to the toxic water at Camp Lejeune might be denied the  justice they deserve.

Brockovich gained fame after she helped a community in California build a successful lawsuit against a company that was polluting the town’s land. Brockovich told Farrow she sees similarities between that case and the pollution that happened at Camp Lejeune. She said that corporations need to be held accountable for the pollution they cause and its consequences.

Brockovich will join the Project On Government Oversight, environmental activists and service members and their families who lived at Camp Lejeune for a rally Wednesday, April 23, at 9 a.m. The rally begins at Upper Senate Park, on the north side of the U.S. Capitol and will move to the Supreme Court at about 10 a.m.

For those who cannot attend but would still like to show their support for Camp Lejeune victims, please sign POGO’s letter asking President Obama to keep his promise to stand by the Marines, civilians and families of Camp Lejeune.

By: Avery Kleinman
Beth Daley Impact Fellow, POGO

Avery Kleinman Avery Kleinman is the Beth Daley Impact Fellow for the Project On Government Oversight.

Topics: Public Health and Science

Related Content: Interviews, Camp Lejeune Contamination Cover-up, Videos

Authors: Avery Kleinman

Submitted by roaddog at: April 27, 2014
I was at Lejune I have MS, pre cancer,My kids have allergies as do I . I am in pain all the time MS is not a good bed fellow . I feel let down and thrown away the VA treats me like I am dirt . Who will stand up for me you know I have learned noeone in DC gives a dam !
Submitted by Rodney Rhodan at: April 25, 2014
If the United States Supreme Court sides with CTS Corporation, these justices will be trampling over the 4th, 5th and 14th constitutional rights of the victims in this case or incident. This would put the Supreme Court justice in a dereliction Of duty‎ situation, the justices will be in violation of their own oath.
Submitted by april lee at: April 25, 2014
For the some that remain of the FEW. The courageous who care about the PROUD.And all who remember the FORGOTTEN ones who have passed away.They maybe by unseen, but they are not absent.I will act like we have won this war on the poisonous water at LeJeune,that took my mother's life in 1981. And believe that the angels in heaven will see us through the battle to do the right things with our heads held high,and our shoulders back. Carry on and never give up.We are not all dead. And the challenge remains ours to fight for right and freedom. and to keep our honor and water clean. Sgt. Maj. Risner's daughter.
Submitted by Jack at: April 24, 2014
The Marines and there family members who served during the time of the polluted water distributed at Camp lejeune, are not throw away people. Remember they fought to keep all of us free. It seems llike the fathers in Washington are wating for our generation to die. We were serving our country while they got rich.
Submitted by Rodney Rhodan at: April 23, 2014
American Coatings Association (ACA): Support all industrial polluters overhead, while fighting for less chemical regulations and more polluters exemptions. These are the type of industries supporters in the CTS Corporation case at the United States Supreme Court, April 23, 2014. To rule with CTS Corporation on April 23, 2014 on this case at the Supreme Court. Would be a direct violation of the 4th, 5th & 14th Amendment rights of it's citizens / victims of the incident. This violation would be perpetrated by the United States Supreme Court Justices on it;s citizens, as well as violations of laws and the oath in which they was sworn to uphold and protect.

Leave A Comment

Enter this word: Change

Related Posts

Browse POGOBlog by Topic

POGO on Facebook

Latest Podcast

Podcast; Social Media, Internet Provides Opportunities, Challenges for Lawmakers

The Congressional Management Foundation offers the Gold Mouse Awards annually to members of Congress who make the most of the opportunity the digital world offers them. POGO spoke with members of Rep. Mike Honda's communications team about their award.