East Palestine

Sydney Morning Herald: ‘Go home’: Biden given frosty reception during visit to disaster site

Sydney Morning Herald: ‘Go home’: Biden given frosty reception during visit to disaster site This article features Government Accountability Project's Legal Director, Tom Devine, and was originally published here. Washington: US President Joe Biden has called for sweeping new safeguards to deal with toxic chemicals being transported across the country, as he finally visited [...]

2024-02-21T12:20:05-05:00February 21st, 2024|East Palestine, Environment, EPA, In The News|

East Palestine Let Down by Biden’s Visit 

February 20, 2024    East Palestine Let Down by Biden’s Visit   Many residents are claiming the President’s visit was just a show, calling it too little too late.      EAST PALESTINE – On Friday, February 16, 2024, President Biden visited a neighboring town in Pennsylvania to meet with individuals from East Palestine, Ohio. In the [...]

2024-02-20T14:40:18-05:00February 20th, 2024|East Palestine, Environment, EPA, Press release|

Spectrum News: Scientist finds documents showing early dioxin testing in East Palestine

Spectrum News: Scientist finds documents showing early dioxin testing in East Palestine This article features Government Accountability Project whistleblower client, Scott Smith, and was originally published here. EAST PALESTINE, Ohio — Just over a year ago, a Norfolk Southern train carrying toxic chemicals derailed in East Palestine. Since then, the railroad has been working with [...]

2024-02-20T10:56:09-05:00February 20th, 2024|East Palestine, Environment, EPA, In The News|

News Nation: Watchdog group sends Biden letter before East Palestine visit

News Nation: Watchdog group sends Biden letter before East Palestine visit This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. Ahead of President Joe Biden’s trip to East Palestine Friday, some residents are ambivalent about his visit after what they say is more than a year of feeling ignored by government leaders. [...]

2024-02-16T08:42:14-05:00February 16th, 2024|East Palestine, Environment, EPA, In The News|

Briefing Packet Delivered to President Biden on Ongoing Health Concerns in East Palestine

February 14, 2024 Briefing Packet Delivered to President Biden on Ongoing Health Concerns in East Palestine Our organization urges the President to Declare a National Disaster WASHINGTON — In preparation for President Biden's upcoming February 16 visit to East Palestine, Ohio, we submitted a comprehensive briefing packet to the White House, calling for urgent [...]

2024-02-14T11:24:18-05:00February 14th, 2024|East Palestine, Environment, EPA, Press release|

EPA Continues Denial of Elevated Dioxin Levels in East Palestine, Ohio 

February 9, 2024    EPA Continues Denial of Elevated Dioxin Levels in East Palestine, Ohio     WASHINGTON – Yesterday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a statement on their response to our press release on the inaccurate dioxin reporting the agency conducted in East Palestine, Ohio. The agency stated, “Recent reporting on this issue is inaccurate [...]

2024-02-09T17:10:20-05:00February 9th, 2024|East Palestine, Environment, EPA, Press release, Transparency|

One Year Since the Norfolk Southern Train Derailment, but Still No Answers

On February 3, 2023, a Norfolk Southern train carrying toxic chemicals derailed in East Palestine, Ohio, igniting a fire and setting off fears of an explosion. While the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Norfolk Southern both claimed that their response to this environmental and public health disaster was appropriate and the area was safe, in the past year it has become clear that is not the whole truth.

2024-02-13T11:07:26-05:00February 7th, 2024|Blog, East Palestine, Environment, EPA|

CBS: Toxic Fog: The Aftermath in East Palestine, Ohio

CBS: Toxic Fog: The Aftermath in East Palestine, Ohio This video features Government Accountability Project Environmental Investigator, Lesley Pacey, and was originally published here. In February 2023, a quiet community in Ohio was blindsided by disaster when a train derailed and authorities decided to unleash a plume of toxic smoke over the town in [...]

2024-02-05T11:28:19-05:00February 5th, 2024|East Palestine, Environment, EPA, In The News|