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EPA ALLOWS TOA ALTA LANDFILL TO STAY OPEN AND ACCEPT TRASH

Garcia Padilla allowed Toa Alta to operate without permit from Environmental Quality Board; Puerto Rico Limpio Renews Calls for U.S. EPA and Governor Rosselló to lock the gates and shut toxic landfill down (TOA ALTA, P.R. – April 12, 2017) – Puerto Rico Limpio condemned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for allowing the toxic […]

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TIME FOR EPA ENFORCEMENT AT LANDFILLS

Puerto Rico Limpio asks EPA administrator Pruitt to enforce the rule of law and end 8 years of negligence from the EPA Region 2 office. (SAN JUAN, PR – April 3, 2017) Today, Puerto Rico Limpio released a letter sent to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator, Scott Pruitt, urging him to use his authority […]

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JENNIFFER GONZÁLEZ: TIME TO LEAD ON TOXIC LANDFILLS

Puerto Rico Limpio urges Resident Commissioner González to seek the federal funds to close toxic landfills   (SAN JUAN, P.R. – March 29, 2017) Today, Puerto Rico Limpio released a letter sent to Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González-Colón calling on her to address the toxic landfill crisis in Puerto Rico, and to seek federal funds from […]

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TIME FOR CLOSURE: PUERTO RICO’S TOXIC DUMPS

As news spreads of efforts by the Puerto Rican municipalities of Yauco and Añasco to expand their toxic, illegal landfills – even at a time when Puerto Rico is broke – Hiram J. Torres Montalvo writes in a leading Washington publication, The Hill, that now is the time to close the dirty toxic landfills. Concerns […]

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EPA ADMINISTRATOR NOMINEE PRUITT PLEDGES TO CLEAN UP LAND CONTAMINATION

Puerto Rico Limpio Praises Senator Gillibrand (SAN JUAN, P.R. – January 26, 2017) – Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Nominee Scott Pruitt should be commended for his responses to Senate Committee members with his pledge to address contamination around Puerto Rico’s toxic landfills. In response to a question by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) about Puerto […]

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JUDITH ENCK AND CARMEN GUERRERO’S ALTERNATIVE FACTS

  (SAN JUAN, P.R. – January 23, 2017) – The disgraced former EPA Region 2 Administrator Judith Enck showed her true colors yet again in an interview with El Nuevo Dia prioritizing composting and plastic bag elimination over the needs of Puerto Rico’s communities who have suffered living next to toxic landfills. “Enck and interim […]

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ENCK RESIGNS UNDER CLOUD OF CRIMINAL SUSPICION

Judith Enck’s time at EPA is one of failure and criminal negligence Puerto Rico Limpio calls for Judith Enck to be investigated by U.S. Department of Justice Applauds EPA Administrator nominee Scott Pruitt’s Commitment to Enforce Rule of Law (SAN JUAN, P.R. – January 18, 2017) – Besieged Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2 Administrator […]

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