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Senators Hammer VA's 'Intolerably Long' Delay In Addressing Toxic Exposures

The Huffington Post | Lynne Peeples | Posted 09.30.2015 | Politics

The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee heard testimony on Tuesday from senators and advocates who urged the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to remo...

VA May Finally Expand Disability Benefits For Camp Lejeune Veterans

The Huffington Post | Lynne Peeples | Posted 08.04.2015 | Politics

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced plans on Monday to begin revising how it grants disability benefits for veterans who lived at Camp Lejeun...

The VA's 'Experts' On Toxic Chemicals May Not Know What They're Talking About

The Huffington Post | Lynne Peeples | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics

Pfc. Donald Burpee spent four months of 1975 living at Camp Lejeune, a Marine Corps base in North Carolina. On July 7 of this year, at the age of 59, ...

Statute of Repose Issues Illustrated in the Dismissal of Camp Lejeune Pollution Claims

Brad Reid | Posted 12.20.2014 | Business
Brad Reid

A variety of court decisions prevent statutes of repose from operating retroactively. There would be merit in a "blue-ribbon commission" suggesting model statute of limitation and statute of repose legislation to the states. Of course, a variety of political considerations will doubtless influence any legislative action.

Lynne Peeples

Supreme Court Decision Outrages Pollution Victims, Environmental Advocates

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 06.10.2014 | Green

"Ludicrous." "Unconscionable." "A slap in the face." A Supreme Court ruling on Monday in favor of a corporation accused of contaminating a North C...

Lynne Peeples

Supreme Court Could Make It Harder For Victims Of Hazardous Pollutants To Get Justice

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 04.17.2014 | Green

When Tate MacQueen pulled the yellow flyer from his Asheville, N.C., mailbox, his thoughts flew to his young children. The flyer warned of toxic conta...

The Perils of Ignoring Military PTSD and Violence

Zachary Bell | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
Zachary Bell

It was my job in the USMC to fight the enemy and in doing so resulted in experiences and memories that I will have until the end of my days. I have tried for too long to make sense of it all and have come to realize at the end of the day war is unjustifiable no matter what side you are on.

Marine Killed By Other Marine On Guard Duty

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 04.09.2014 | Crime

A Marine was shot and killed while standing guard at a North Carolina base by another guard on Tuesday evening. Around 5:30 p.m., an unidentified M...

Lynne Peeples

'Vindication' For Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Victims

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 02.20.2014 | Green

As worries linger over tap water tainted by a chemical spill in West Virginia, and by oil and gas drilling from Pennsylvania to Texas, the health cons...

Veterans Omnibus Bill Contains Key Changes to VA Loan Program

Chris Birk | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics
Chris Birk

A veterans omnibus bill now on its way to the president's desk contains some key changes and updates that will extend housing benefits to more surviving spouses and allow military dependents to fulfill the loan program's occupancy requirements.

Senate Passes Bill To Help Thousands Of Marines Victim To Toxic Water

Posted 07.19.2012 | Green

Decades after one of the worst cases of drinking water contamination in U.S. history, thousands of affected Marines and family members may finally rec...

Lynne Peeples

Watchdog Groups Slam Military's Ongoing 'Secrecy' Over Camp Lejeune Water Contamination

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.24.2012 | Green

Government watchdogs are crying "bullshit" and calling the U.S. Navy a "bully" in response to a redacted federal report on the drinking water supply a...

Lynne Peeples

Toxic Secret: Navy Letter Hints At Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Cover-Up

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.13.2012 | Green

The U.S. Navy is asking government investigators to suppress information concerning the toxic water scandal at the Marine Corps' Camp Lejeune, accordi...

Semper Fi: Always Faithful-- Documenting a Fight for Environmental Justice

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 10.28.2011 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

At a time when the Environmental Protection Agency is coming under attack for "over-regulation," the film stands as a testimony to what happens when the public's health is neither protected nor considered.

Green News Report: November 11, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Limbaugh co...

Honoring Our Nations Veterans as Cancer Stricken Soldiers Go Ignored

R. B. Stuart | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
R. B. Stuart

Our military has already chosen to die for their country -- but does that include by the hand of Big Pharma too?

'Anti-Tax' Republicans Saddle U.S. Marines at Camp Lejeune With Taxes

Dave (Mudcat) Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave (Mudcat) Saunders

People like Grover Norquist can say "No More Taxes" until they are blue in the face, but scientific polling says most Americans are ready for another three-word phrase..."No More Lies."

Anything Can Happen When Murder and Politics Mix: North Carolina House District 7 Race

Yuna Shin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yuna Shin

Ilario Pantano is a complicated figure for sure. There is no doubt about that. For some, he is a war hero. A soldier wrongly accused and vindicated. For others, he got away with murder. He is an opportunist. A poseur.

Green News Report -- February 25, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Great white sharks more scarce than endangered tigers; Vermont says no to nukes; End of the line ...

N.J. Marine arrested in North Carolina restaurant shooting near base

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. -- A third North Carolina-based Marine has been arrested after three men were shot outside a restaurant near Camp Lejeune last week...

Mullen Expects Casualties To Rise In Afghanistan

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — The nation's highest-ranking military officer told soldiers and Marines on Monday that the insurgency in Afghanistan has grown ...

Obama Must Live Up to Campaign Pledge on Vieques Cleanup

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

President Obama should instruct all relevant federal agencies to live up to his stated commitment to address the health crisis in Vieques immediately, pursue an "environmentally acceptable" clean-up for Vieques, and work toward a fair and complete resolution to the ongoing litigation.

House Appropriations Committee Moves Against Iraq Mission Creep

Tom Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Andrews

The Farr amendment not only affirms Congressional support, but positions Congress to keep a close eye out for evidence of mission creep.

Green News Report - April 23, 2009 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

Welcome aboard to our latest new affiliate station - KRXA 540am in beautiful Monterey, CA! IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: Obama in Iowa for Earth Day whil...

Obama's Iraq: All Troops Out By 2011? Not So Fast

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeremy Scahill

The contradiction between President Obama's speech at Camp Lejeune and his rhetoric before he was elected should serve as a warning to those who take his words at face value.