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A Puerto Rico Crisis the EPA Can Easily Resolve

Today, Peter Lopez, the new regional administrator for Region 2 of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will testify before the U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to address concerns on the safety and reliability of potable drinking water following Hurricanes Maria and Irma. This is not a new problem to Puerto Rico.  This has […]

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PUERTO RICO OVERSIGHT BOARD MISLEADS CONGRESS ON INCINERATOR; IGNORES LANDFILL CRISIS

Energy Answers’ billion-dollar taxpayer-funded boondoggle is the new Whitefish Yesterday’s testimony by Noel Zamot, the Revitalization Coordinator for the Puerto Rico Financial Oversight Management Board, championing a trash incinerator to solve the Commonwealth’s toxic landfill situation is grossly misleading, and shows contempt for the environmental tragedy that has unfolded for a decade in Puerto Rico. […]

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HOW THE EPA CONTINUES TO POISON PUERTO RICO

Unenforced Orders, Worthless Consent Decrees and No Fines for Lawbreakers  (SAN JUAN, P.R. – April 27, 2017) Puerto Rico Limpio released a new report today after a painstaking investigation of EPA documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) which belie the Agency’s public claims of great progress towards closing 12 toxic, non-compliant municipal […]

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EPA “CLOSURE” OF SANTA ISABEL: WE’LL BELIEVE IT WHEN WE SEE IT

Long-delayed action fits EPA pattern of non-enforcement of judicial actions and orders on Puerto Rico landfills (SAN JUAN, P.R. – April 25, 2017) – Puerto Rico Limpio today called the recent announcement of a settlement with the municipality and operator of Santa Isabel landfill “worthless” until it is actually enforced, something the EPA has failed […]

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LETTER TO OFFICIALS: LOCK THE GATES ON PUERTO RICO’S TOXIC LANDFILLS

In a joint letter to the EPA and Puerto Rican DNRA, Puerto Rico Limpio tells Pruitt and Vázquez Rivera that administrative orders and court filings are not enough (SAN JUAN, P.R. – April 19, 2017) Today, Puerto Rico Limpio released a joint letter it sent to Administrator Scott Pruitt of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency […]

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ICYMI – PADLOCK THE TOXIC LANDFILLS IN PUERTO RICO

Puerto Rico’s leading newspaper, El Nuevo Dia, published an op-ed today by Puerto Rico Limpio co-founder Hiram Torres Montalvo in which he labeled the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s announcement of closure at the toxic landfill in Toa Alta “fake news.” The truth, he wrote, is that Toa Alta will remain open, still receiving waste […]

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OPEN LETTER URGES CONGRESSIONAL TASK FORCE AND OVERSIGHT BOARD TO SUPPORT CLOSURE OF TOXIC LANDFILLS

Today, Puerto Rico Limpio released letters to members of the Congressional Task Force on Economic Growth in Puerto Rico, Resident Commissioner González, and the Financial Oversight and Management Board, which urged the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Governor Rosselló to close Puerto Rico’s toxic municipal landfills. “The EPA continues to intentionally deceive the Puerto Rican […]

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