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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Lost Pirate Pictures: The Guy in the Blue Shirt This documentary features Government Accountability Project whistleblower client, Scott Smith, and was originally published here.
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.
The Unity Council for the East Palestine Train Derailment — a grassroots group with representatives from all communities impacted by the rail disaster — commemorated the one-year anniversary of the rail disaster with a series of events held in the village and neighboring Columbiana on Saturday.
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 [...]