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“We’re Not going to take your [….] any more!”

April 25th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

The real Erin Brockovich comes to Pompton Lakes, NJ

Dupont Pompton Lakes facility entrance

At the invitation of local official Ed Meakem, I jumped into the Pompton Lakes fight last July, and warned residents and local officials that Dupont and DEP were working privately together and could not be trusted to protect their health or environment:
“On a Night Like This
Since then, residents have organized and fought back. Wednesday night, Erin Brockovich echoed my advice to residents:
“just looking to government isn’t enough: “Agencies are absent. They are understaffed, underfunded, and often all they can do is rely on data given to them by the defendant [polluter.]”
Don’t be quiet. The community has to be united. And you have to say ‘I’m not going to take your [expletive] any more.’ They’re not going to like it. But it will take all of us to use our voices.”

Read the full story here:
Erin Brockovich takes on Pompton Lakes cause
Thursday, April 23, 2009

  1. unprovincial
    April 25th, 2009 at 12:03 | #1

    And situations like this will multiply exponentially with “Licensed Site Professionals” who will have the state’s authority to grant a site “No Further Action” status while they are being paid by the polluter. The bill creating LSP sits on Corzine’s desk awaiting his signature. Anyone who doesn’t want all the environmental messes in NJ to be “swept under” a “cap” needs to call the governor’s office and say “don’t sign the LSP bill”. It’s an election year…..voters have a better chance of being heard. It’s industry, the chemical council and developers that pushed this bill through the legislature and now it’s up to grass roots groups to put an end to it.

  2. nohesitation
    April 25th, 2009 at 19:59 | #2

    Excellent point unprovincial!
    Corzine’s phone number is 609-292-6000.
    Give him a call and demand a veto of the toxic polluter privatization bill.

  3. 14yrbumpkin
    April 27th, 2009 at 13:47 | #3

    You may need the bill numbers. They are A2962 and S1897. I just called and they didn’t seem to know what I was talking about.

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