Press Releases

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‘Free’ Author Awarded Ridenhour Book Prize

Lea Ypi will be awarded the Ridenhour Book Prize for her memoir, Free: Coming of Age at the End of History. The book captures Ypi’s recollections of coming of age during the collapse of communist Albania in December 1990 and the paradoxes of freedom that came with a presumably freer democratic and capitalistic nation.

March 12th, 2024|Categories: Press release, Ridenhour|

NTSB Testimony Proves Lack of Communication and Concern for East Palestine Officials and Residents

March 7, 2024  NTSB Testimony Proves Lack of Communication and Concern for East Palestine Officials and Residents    WASHINGTON – On February 6, 2023, following the derailment of several train cars carrying chemicals, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice to detonate the chemicals in the trains, out [...]

March 7th, 2024|Categories: East Palestine, Environment, EPA, Press release|

FOIA Request Regarding Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Sampling Protocols Filed following the East Palestine Train Derailment

March 6, 2024  FOIA Request Regarding Environmental Protection Agency's Environmental Sampling Protocols Filed following the East Palestine Train Derailment WASHINGTON — Today, we announced the filing of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request aimed at obtaining crucial information regarding the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) response to the East [...]

March 6th, 2024|Categories: East Palestine, Environment, EPA, Press release|

Senate Committee Votes Bi-partisan Mandate for Government Contractor Whistleblower Protections

March 6, 2024   Senate Committee Unanimously Votes Bi-partisan Mandate for Government Contractor Whistleblower Protections     WASHINGTON – This morning, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs issued a unanimous bi-partisan mandate for taxpayer accountability.  In a unanimous vote, the Committee passed S. 1524, Expanding Whistleblower Protections for Contractors [...]

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 [...]

February 20th, 2024|Categories: East Palestine, Environment, EPA, Press release|

Whistleblowers Disclose CBP Leadership Undermined Medical Oversight

February 16, 2024  Whistleblowers Disclose CBP Leadership Undermined Medical Oversight  Washington – Today, we announced our representation of several whistleblowers from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Loyal Source Government Services, CBP’s medical services contractor. These current and former employees have courageously stepped forward to report knowledge and [...]

February 16th, 2024|Categories: ICE Detention, Immigration, Press release|

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

"The briefing packet highlights the alarming findings of our preliminary investigation into the East Palestine disaster, which reveals persistent health threats and egregious failures by federal agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in safeguarding the community's well-being."

February 14th, 2024|Categories: 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 [...]

February 9th, 2024|Categories: East Palestine, Environment, EPA, Press release, Transparency|