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

Brad Reid | Posted 10.20.2014 | 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...

CDC: Water At Marine Base Linked To Birth Defects

AP | MICHAEL BIESECKER | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A long-awaited study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms a link between tainted tap water at a U.S....

Cuts Put Damper On Big Celebration

AP | JENNIFER C. KERR | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Fourth of July won't have a patriotic boom in the sky over some military bases because budget cuts and furloughed workers also mean ...

Marine Ordered To Dump Toxins: Cancer Was Payback

AP | ALLEN G. BREED | Posted 05.18.2013 | Green

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. -- Ron Poirier couldn't escape the feeling that his cancer was somehow a punishment. As a young Marine electronics technician at C...

Camp Lejeune Coming Clean After Nearly 30 Years

AP | By ALLEN G. BREED | Posted 07.18.2013 | Green

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — Purple wildflowers sprout in abundance around the bright-yellow pipe, one of several jutting from the sandy soil in this u...

Camp Lejeune Water Contaminated Earlier Than Previously Thought

AP | ALLEN G. BREED and MARTHA WAGGONER | Posted 03.20.2013 | Green

RALEIGH, N.C. — Tens of thousands more Marines and their relatives could be eligible for government health care for their illnesses now that a f...

PHOTOS: Marine Families Keep Up Tradition Of Welcoming Loved Ones With Homemade Signs

AP | MARTHA WAGGONER | Posted 09.11.2012 | Impact

NEW RIVER AIR STATION, N.C. -- Days before Lance Cpl. Kenny Milton was scheduled to return home from Afghanistan, his wife sat on the floor of a swelt...

Obama Signs Bill For Camp Lejeune Water Victims

AP | Posted 10.07.2012 | Green

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama signed a bill Monday promising health benefits for Marines and families who were exposed to contaminated...

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.

Camp Lejeune Water Bill Passes House

AP | MARTHA WAGGONER | Posted 10.01.2012 | Green

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A bill to help Marines and family members sickened by contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune over three decades heads to P...

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 ...

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...

Pentagon Orders 16,000 Troops To Start Afghanistan Surge

AP | ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The first wave of President Barack Obama's new Afghanistan surge will add about 16,000 U.S. troops who got their orders over the pa...