Love Canal activist hosts Ohio Environmental Justice Forum
Florence Beidler, Lois Gibbs and Caroline Beidler.
Loraine McCosker, Chair of Appalachian Ohio Sierra Club, introduced the speakers.
The crowd takes notes as Callie Lyons, author of Stain-Resistant, Nonstick, Waterproof, and Lethal: The Hidden Dangers of C8, talks about the C8 issue.
ATHENS -- "This weekend more than 100 people from Southeast Ohio gathered in Athens for an Environmental Justice Forum with Lois Gibbs, an activist best known for her role in organizing residents at the Love Canal. Her efforts and those of her community lead President Jimmy Carter to initiate the Superfund program. On Saturday, she asked those in attendance to take an active role in drafting environmental justice legislation. It's the fourth stop in Ohio for the Center for Health Environment and Justice, a Washington DC based organization that she founded to help communities combat industrial pollution," Callie Lyons, WMOA.
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