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PUERTO RICO LIMPIO DEMANDS INVESTIGATION OF ENCK AND GUERRERO

Officials in Flint facing criminal charges for the same negligent actions perpetrated by EPA officials in Puerto Rico (SAN JUAN, P.R. – December 21, 2016) –Puerto Rico Limpio, which has led a public campaign to expose EPA culpability in widespread contamination and illegality at up to 20 landfills on the Island, demanded an investigation and […]

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CONGRESS RAISES DEEP CONCERN OVER PUERTO RICO’S LANDFILLS

Congressional Task Force on Puerto Rico highlights criminal neglect by EPA officials (SAN JUAN, P.R. – December 21, 2016) – Puerto Rico Limpio commends the Congressional Task Force on Economic Growth in Puerto Rico for its new report that highlights the “imminent threat to public health” as a result of the toxic landfills that litter Puerto […]

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PUERTO RICO LIMPIO: EPA ADMITS GUILT ONCE AGAIN

New letter from Judith Enck points out years of negligence in enforcing rules to protect Puerto Ricans (SAN JUAN, P.R. – December 19, 2016) – In a recent letter to Puerto Rico Limpio, EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck admits that Puerto Rico’s “19 municipal landfills continue to put trash in unlined waste cells.” This is […]

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PUERTO RICO’S ENVIRONMENT CHIEF ADMITS LANDFILLS ARE TOXIC

Under questioning from incoming Governor-elect Rosselló’s transition, Weldin Ortiz admits failure to enforce federal and local laws (SAN JUAN, P.R. – December 8, 2016) – Under intense questioning from incoming Governor-elect Rosselló’s transition team, Environmental Quality Board (EQB) President Weldín Ortiz Franco admitted the majority of Puerto Rico’s landfills are in violation of federal law.  […]

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TOA BAJA WARRANTS FEDERAL INVESTIGATION

“Secret Landfill” in Toa Baja is just the beginning (SAN JUAN, P.R. – December 7, 2016) – The newspaper exposé in El Vocero  documented a “secret” landfill in Toa Baja that authorities – both locally and federally – have ignored. Unfortunately, what was uncovered in Toa Baja is just part of the scourge of toxic […]

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POLITICALLY MOTIVATED PROTESTS DISTRACT FROM REAL THREAT OF TOXIC LANDFILLS

“Where were these activists when I needed them in Toa Alta?” asks neighbor of toxic municipal landfill that remains open today (SAN JUAN, P.R. – November 29, 2016)  The recent protests by the Puerto Rican Independence Party and supporters like Carmen Yulin against the disposal of coal ash is a distraction from the proven scourge […]

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