Erin Brockovich Discusses Camp Lejeune Victims on MSNBCTweet
April 22, 2014
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.
At the time of publication Avery Kleinman was the Beth Daley Impact Fellow for the Project On Government Oversight.
Topics: Public Health and Science
Authors: Avery Kleinman
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