Misti Allison, Jessica Conard, and Erin Stauffer (above) are three Moms Clean Air Force members who have been impacted by the chemical disaster in East Palestine, Ohio. They traveled to Washington, DC last Thursday for the US Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works (EPW) hearing on the train derailment and toxic chemical release in their hometown.
- Moms are asking for action and transparency. As Misti says on MSNBC’s Morning Joe: “‘Sorry’ just isn’t good enough.”
- They are trying to make the best decisions they can for their kids, but it’s hard to know what that is. On CNN, Misti tells Jake Tapper that she and her husband “question if they are making the right decision” by staying in their home. In an interview with CBS Mornings, she shares that this has been really hard on her 7-year-old, who asked her “Mommy, am I going to die from being here?”
- The petrochemical industry is the root cause of this disaster–and others. As Program Coordinator Sam Schmitz explains on 21 WFMJ that the disaster in Ohio is not an isolated incident.
- Moms stay hopeful. Jessica tells News Nation: “This is my home.” Misti and Erin share that sentiment, and they are determined to keep fighting for their community.
WATCH AND READ MORE
- Erin talks to CBS News about her experience living about 1.4 miles from the chemical release.
- Misti is quoted in an Associated Press piece that was picked up by PBS News Hour, The Washington Times, The Baltimore Sun, and 400+ other outlets.
- Jessica tells The Guardian that EPA’s assurances are not enough–more needs to be done to protect her community.
- 21 WFMJ interviews Misti at a prayer circle ahead of the Senate hearing.
- In an interview with Univision Noticias, Iowa organizer Karin Stein explains how petrochemical pollution harms our health.
- Rewatch the Morning Joe interview on Yahoo! News.
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