California Communities Against Toxics (CCAT) is a coalition of 85 environmental justice groups in California, formed in 1989, whose membership is very active on environmental health issues in their communities, such as blocking proposals to land apply sewage sludge throughout California. CCAT is located at 2137 Willow brook St., Palm dale, CA 93551.
Desert Citizens Against Pollution (CAP) is a regional environmental justice group that works in the California desert to protect it from becoming a dumping ground for radioactive and toxic waste, municipal garbage, and sewage sludge. CAP's postal address is PO Box 845, Rosamond, CA 93560.
The Kern Food Growers Against Sewage Sludge's postal address is M. Caratan, Inc, 33787 Cecil Ave., Delano, CA 93215. Kern Food Growers Against Sewage Sludge's members include the following companies: Wm. Bolthouse Farms, D.M. Camp & Sons, Anton Caratan & Son, M. Caratan, Inc., Howard Frick Farm, Giumarra Vineyards, Grimmway Farms, Jasmine Vineyards, Pandol & Sons, Sun World International, and Marko Zaninovich, Inc. The petitioner located in Kern County, California in the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley.
Menifee Valley Community Economic Development Council is a non-profit organization that provides community assistance around environmental and other issues. Its postal address is CEDCO, P.O. Box 2111, Sun City, CA 92586.
The Solano Citizens against B.S. is a citizen's group working to ban land application sewage sludge in Solano County, California. Its postal address is 294 S. 4th St. Rio Vista, CA 94571
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The Center for Food Safety (CFS) is a non-profit, membership organization located at 660 Pennsylvania Ave., SE, Suite 302, Washington, DC 20003. Petitioner was founded in 1997 to address increasing concerns about the impacts of our food production system on human health, animal welfare, and the environment.
Clean Water Action is a national non-profit citizens, organization founded in 1971 and working for clean, safe and affordable water, prevention of health-threatening pollution, creation of environmentally-safe jobs and businesses, and empowerment of people to make democracy work. Clean Water Action is located at 4455 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite A300, Washington, DC 20008.
International Center for Technology Assessment (CTA) is a non-profit, bi-partisan organization located at 660 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, Suite 302, Washington, DC 20003. CTA was formed to help the general public and policy-makers understand how technological advancements affect society.
Campaign Recycle Mam, Inc. a nonprofit community green waste composting operation located in Waikapu, Maui, Hawaii, PO Box 1469, Wailuku, HI 96793.
IOWA Science and Environmental Health Network (SEHN) located at 3704 W. Lincoln Way #282, Ames, IA 50014. Founded in 1994 by a consortium of North American environmental organizations, SEHN is concerned with the wise application of science to the protection of the environment and public health. SEHN is also a think tank for the environmental movement, framing concepts and ethical considerations that give direction to the movement in North America and internationally.
Citizens Against Toxic Sludge, located at 398 Strickland Loop Road, Livermore Falls, ME 04254, works to keep ak and water safe so that they can be used without fear of poison or illness.
The Maine Sludge Alliance is a partnership of organizations working to protect Maine communities from the environmental and public health threats posed by sludge spreading. It provides local assistance to residents fighting to control sludge spreading in their communities and we advocate for change on the state level, particularly a return to home rule, which would allow towns to enact stricter regulations than state law. Maine Sludge Alliance, PO Box 95, Whitefield, ME 04353
Maine Toxics Action Center is located at One Pleasant Street, 4th Floor Portland, ME 04101. Since 1987, Toxics Action Center in Maine has helped neighborhoods across Maine fight toxic pollution in their communities.
Farm Aid is a national, non-profit organization working to strengthen a family farm system of agriculture that produces safe, fresh food for everyone. Farm Aid is located at 11 Ward Street, Suite 200, Somerville, MA 02143.
The Neighborhood Pesticide Action Committee (NPAC) is a Boston-based grassroots organization that educates the community about pesticides and promotes safer alternatives in order to ensure that all concerned citizens are integral to policy decisions about pesticide use in their local. NPAC is located at P.O.Box 752 Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.
The Northeast Organic Farming Association/Massachusetts Chapter, Inc. (NOFA/Mass) is a chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association, a nonprofit or nearly 4,000 farmers, gardeners, and consumers working to promote healthy food, organic farming practices, and a cleaner environment. NOFA/Mass is located at 411 Sheldon Road., Barre, MA 01005.
The ReSource Institute for Low Entropy Systems (RILES) is an independent, nonprofit organization located at 179 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02130. Founded in 1990, RILES works in partnership with local communities to protect public health and the environment both nationally and internationally.
Toxics Action Center located at 29 Temple Place, Boston MA 02111. Since 1987, Toxics Action Center has worked with more than 450 New England neighborhoods to fight toxic pollution in their communities. In the past five years we have worked with more than a dozen communities to address the issues of land application of sludge and the incineration of sludge
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) promotes resilient family farms, rural communities and ecosystems around the world through research and education, science and technology, and advocacy. IATP is located at 2105 1st Avenue, South Minneapolis, MN 55404.
The Organic Consumers Association, founded in 1998, is a nationwide network of 500,000 organic consumers, dedicated to safeguarding organic standards and promoting organic agriculture, public health, environmental sustainability, and social justice. One of OCA's major criticisms of conventional (non-organic) agriculture in the US is the use of toxic sludge on farmlands and toxic ingredients in fertilizers. The petitioner is located at 6101 Cliff Estate Road, little Marais, MN 55614.
TOXIC (Take Off Unknowns in Communities) is a non-profit corporation located at 4944 Apple Avenue Duluth, MN 55804. The organization's mission is educational, providing information to the public on the land application of sludge and other substances that are land applied, such as septage and industrial wastes.
Western Nebraska Resources Council (WNRC) a non-profit organization, formed originally in 1983 to educate folks on the clangers of the nuclear power cycle, has enacted policy changes through litigation and education. We work on issues that threaten the purity of our land, water and ak. WNRC's postal address is PO Box 612 Chadron, NE 69337.
Citizens for a Future New Hampshire is a non-profit, grassroots organization whose mission is to protect the environment of New Hampshire and the public health of the citizens of New Hampshire. The petitioner is located at 580 Brockway Road, Hopkinton, NH 03229.
Citizens for Sludge-Free Land is located at PO Box 38 North Sandwich, NH 03259. Its purpose is to collect, analyze, and disseminate accurate science-based information about the hazards of land application of sewage sludges and paper mill sludges, for citizens, legislators, town and county officials nationwide who need this information in order to put in place protective ordinances or bans.
The Cornucopia Network of New Jersey, at 86 Elm Street, Montclair, NJ 07042, is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the production, distribution and quality of food in the state of New Jersey. Special focus is the quality of soil and water with an emphasis on composting and monitoring of sludge policies related to application to farmland.
Environmental Research Foundation is located at P.O. Box 160. New Brunswick, NJ 08903. For 23 years, Environmental Research Foundation has been providing scientific and technical information about toxic materials and dangerous technologies, and about safer alternatives, to community leaders, government officials, journalists, librarians and the interested public.
Harmony SOLE Alliance is located at 2731 River Road Phillipsburg, NJ 08865. Harmony SOLE Alliance is a grassroots group who has been fighting for quality of life issues related to sludge facilities since 1994.
The Center for the Biology of Natural Systems (CBNS). The Center for the Biology of Natural Systems is dedicated to helping solve real-world environmental problems. Dr. Barry Commoner is Senior Scientist and Director Emeritus of the Center for the Biology of Natural Systems, a research institute at Queens College, City University of New York, Flushing, NY 11367.
Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE) works to build widespread citizen understanding and advocacy for policies and actions designed to manage and protect interdependent land and water resources, wildlife and public health. CCE carries out this mission through public education, research, lobbying, organizing and public outreach. CEC is located at 225A Main Street, Farmingdale, NY 11735.
Citizen's Envronmental Coalition is a statewide grassroots environmental organization of 110 groups and 14,000 individual members working to eliminate pollution in New York State. The organization is located at543 Franklin Street, Suite 2, Buffalo, NY 14202 -1109.
Citizens United for Responsible Environmentalism (CURE) is located at 11 Clark Court Larchmont, NY 10538 and works on behalf of the many residents in the Bronx suffering from health-related problems caused by the New York Organic Fertilizer Company's sludge pellitization plant in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx.
Genesis Farm is a non-profit ecological learning center and community supported agriculture project located at 41A Silver Lake Rd., Blairstown, NJ, 07825. Genesis Farm was founded to explore the connections between the health of our global commons of air, water, soils, and nature, and the health of our local communities and bioregions.
Greening for Breathing located at 889 Hunts Point Avenue, Bronx, NY 10474. Greening for Breathing (GFB) formed in 1998 as an outgrowth of two citizen groups, the NYC DOH's Asthma Initiative's Environmental Committee and Hunts Point Awareness Committee, a local community association. GFB's mission is to address outdoor air quality in Hunts Point as a means of improving well-being and health, especially respiratory wellness, through greening.
Families Addressing Rural Messes in Yates (FARM-Yates) is an association of concerned citizens dedicated to educating the region on the hazards associated with Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations and the land spreading of sludge. Farm-Yates is located in the Finger Lakes Region of Central N.Y.
Finger Lakes Citizens for the Environment, located in the Finger Lakes (Western NY), is a grassroots group dedicated to protecting the environment and educating the public regarding environmental concerns so we can protect our communities from environmental threats
The National Sludge Alliance is a grassroots organization formed in 1996 to help protect public health and the environment from the adverse effects of sewage sludge. The policies of this mission include: preventing the land application of all sludge, promoting sewer avoidance, and advocating that industrial wastes be treated at their source. Petitioner is located at 180 Boston Corners Road, Millerton, NY 12546
New York City Environmental justice Alliance is a citywide network that links grassroots organizations low-income neighborhoods and communities of color in their struggle against environmental racism. Founded in 1991, NYCEJA supports community-led initiatives through its network of professional environmental advocates, attorneys, scientists and health specialists. NYCEJA provides resources that enable its Member Organizations to engage in effective advocacy on behalf of EJ communities that are disproportionately and adversely affected by environmental and health impacts of public and private actions and policies. NYCEJA is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation located at 115 West 30th St., Rm 709, New York, NY.
Sustainable South Bronx, located at 889 Hunts Point Avenue, Bronx, NY 10474, is a community organization dedicated to the implementation of sustainable development projects in the South Bronx that are informed by the needs of the community and the values of environmental justice.
Sustainable South Bronx -- Elena Conte, Solid Waste and Energy Coordinator Greening for Breathing Coordinator, 890 Garrison Avenue, 4th Floor Bronx, NY 10474 phone 718.617.4668 fax 718.617.5228
The South Bronx Clean Air Coalition (SBCAC) is a community based environmental justice organization in the South Bronx in New York City. SBCAC was founded in 1991. It is located at 541 E. 138th Street, Bronx NY 10454.
Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA (RAFI-USA) is located at 21 Hillsboro Street, Pittsboro, NC. Petitioner is dedicated to community, equity and diversity in agriculture. While focusing on North Carolina and the southeastern United States, petitioners also works nationally and internationally. Petitioner plays a leadership role in responding to major agricultural trends and creating movement among farm, environmental and consumer groups to promote sustainable agriculture, strengthen family farms and rural communities, protect the diversity of plants, animals and people in agriculture and ensure responsible use of new technologies.
Citizens Protecting Ohio is a citizen advocacy group addressing nuclear issues in Ohio. Its postal address is 735 Euclaire Ave, Bexley, OH 43209.
The Free Press is an independent, progressive news journal located at 1240 Bryden Road Columbus, OH 43205
The Lancaster County Green Party is a Pennsylvania political group that hopes to use elected office as a means to bring positive, sustainable, envkonmentally friendly practices into social functions. Its mailing address is Lancaster County Green party, PO Box 8922, Lancaster, PA 17602-8922.
Petitioner Northwest Environmental Advocates was formed in 1969 to work through advocacy and education to protect and restore water and air quality, wetlands, and wildlife habitat in the Pacific Northwest. The organization's postal address is P.O. Box 12187, Portland, OR 97212.
Northwest Environmental Advocates was formed in 1969 to work through advocacy and education to protect and restore water and air quality, wetlands, and wildlife habitat in the Pacific Northwest. The organization's postal address is P.O. Box 12187, Portland, OR 97212.
Army for a Clean Environment, Inc. is a nonprofit, grassroots organization formed, in part, to expose the dangers of using sewer sludge, river sludge and harbor sludge in mine reclamation projects. Petitioner is located at 2066 Evergreen Drive, Tamaqua, PA 18252.
Berks Citizens Against Toxic Sludge (BCATS) is a grassroots, nonprofit organization. It was formed to oppose the land application of sewage sludge. The organization can be reached at 440 Creek Lane, Lenhartsville, PA 19534.
The Concerned Citizens of West Providence Township is a local, nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots, educational and public-action organization in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, dedicated to preventing the land application of sewage sludge and industrial waste under current standards established by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The address of the organization is P.O. Box 188, Everett,PA15537. Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation incorporated under the laws of the Pennsylvania that provides legal assistance to rural municipal governments and communities concerned about the land application of sludge. The Legal Defense Fund is located at 2859 Scotland Road, Chambersburg, PA 17201
Coalition of Residents Organised for Political Self-expression (CROPS) is a nonprofit corporation working to protect the freedom of local citizens to participate in the political process, specifically at the local level. CROPS is located at 4810 Rockdale Road, Greencastle, PA 17225.
Environmental Science Research Associates (ESRA) helps prepare websites about Pennsylvania sludge issues and sludge victims and is located at 169 Slackwater Road, Millersville, PA 17551.
The Franklin County Coalition is an association of eighteen non-profit, community based organizations located in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. In 2002, the Coalition adopted a resolution supporting municipal governments that have passed ordinances controlling the land application of sewage sludge. The Coalition's mailing address is 2859 Scotland Road, Chambersburg, PA 17201.
The Mahanoy Creek Watershed Association is a non-profit organization founded in 1998 with the goal of mitigating the effects of abandoned mine drainage pollution in the Mahanoy Creek and protecting it from future environmental assaults. The petitioner is located at 420 Dutchtown Road, Ashland, PA 17921.
Pennsylvania Environmental Network is a nonprofit, grassroots alliance organized in 1989 of local citizens groups. Its aim is to network, organize and work for ak fit to breathe, water fit to drink, soils safe for farms and environmental justice for all. PEN's sludge team seeks a ban on the land application of sludge and sludge products. PEN's sludge team address is!880 Pickering Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460.
Sludge Busters, located at Fox Brush Farm,1650 Furnace Rd., Brogue, PA 17309, is made up of people from York County, PA, fighting the land application of all industrial and municipal sewage sludge. UMBT United Against Sludge Dumping, located Mount Bethel, PA. The organization's goal is stop the spreading of sewage sludge on farmland near our homes. To learn about our struggle visit our facebook page at www.facebook.com/NoSludge The United Mine Workers of America is a growing union with a diverse membership that includes coal miners, clean coal technicians, health care workers, truck drivers, and school board employees. UMWA members live and work throughout the United States and Canada. The UMWA has fought for worker's rights since 1890. Today the International Union continues the fight for safe workplaces, good wages and benefits, and fair representation. The petitioner is located at UMWA Region 1 at 51 Eleventh Street, P.O. Box 200, Lucernemines, PA 15754.
Valley Citizens for a Healthy Environment is a nonprofit organization committed to preserving the rural nature of our local community, supporting family farms, discouraging the influx of large, corporate, factory farms, protecting the health of our families by safeguarding the health of our natural environment, and encouraging responsible stewardship of our water resources. The postal address of the organization is c/o Rev. Alice M. Meloy, 22448 Path Valley Road, Doylesburg, PA 17219.
Cumberland Conntians for Peace & Justice (CCPJ) is a nearly 30-year-old organization representing congregations & individuals in Tennessee. Contact Rev. Walter Stark, PO Box 154, Pleasant Hill, TN 38578.
Obed Watershed Association is a volunteer group concerned about the Obed watershed. Contact Rev. Charles Lord, PO Box 464, Pleasant Hill, TN 38578.
'Network for Environmental & Economic Responsibility (NEER/UCC) is a 20 year-old organization and recognized group of the United Church of Christ that has voice at General Synod. The petitioner can be contacted at United Church of Christ, PO Box 220, Pleasant Hill, TN 38578.
The Blackland Prairie Concerned Citizens Association (BPCCA) address is P.O. Box 272, Manor, TX 78653. The BPCCA is a neighborhood association in northeast Travis County Texas. Its primary purpose is to preserve the rural way of life that has been prevalent in the area for over 100 years. The goal is to control development so that it is compatible with agriculture and the rural lifestyle that the residents of the area cherish and enjoy.
Vermont Public Interest Research Group (VPIRG) is Vermont's leading watchdog and advocacy organization. Supported by members since 1972, VPIRG's mission is to promote and protect the health of Vermont's environment, people, and locally based economy. VPIRG is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization supported by approximately 20,000 members statewide. Vermont Public Interest Research Group is located at 141 Main St. Montpelier, VT 05602.
Biosolids Information Group, P. O. Box 965, Richmond, VA 23218, email: [email protected] T he origin of the group was started in Louisa County (not Spotsylvania) but has been moved to Richmond, VA, with an office near the VA General Assembly district. The group listing represents professional and lay concerned citizens that volunteer their time, expertise and resources for protecting rights, health and welfare through research-study-information-presentation. More >
Center for Health, Environment and Justice is located at 150 South Washington Street Falls Church, VA 22046. Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ) was founded in 1981, as the Citizens Clearinghouse for Hazardous Waste (CCHW), by Lois Gibbs, the community leader at Love Canal. CHEJ seeks to help local citizens and organizations come together and take an organized, unified stand in order to hold industry and government accountable and work toward a healthy, sustainable future.
Citizens Against Toxic Sludge (CATS) (Campbell County) Jennifer England at [email protected]
Loudoun Neighbors Against Toxic Sludge (Loudoun NATS) -- organization fighting sludge though you have it listed under links. email = [email protected] -name = Barbara L. Rubin
comments = There is also a VA coalition of counties fighting sludge. Under your heading of counties banning you list a few VA counties. This is not really accurate. VA counties tried to ban sludge and were taken to court up through the VA Supreme Court which upheld Virginia's Dillon Rule. The state Health Department embraces sludge as does the whole VA Assembly.
Answer=The facts are the courts upheld legal bans on sludge. Based on EPA research, (40 CFR 503.9(t) your state health department and VA assembly has decided to kill a few of the country cousins. Apparently, these home grown bad boys using the legal system as a terrorist tool have never heard of the Boston Tea Party.
Northumberland Association For Progressive Stewardship, Northumberland County, Virginia is primarily concerned with environmental issues that affect the county. Its Sewage Sludge Study Group has been actively trying to stop land application in our County, which is located where the Potomac River empties into the Chesapeake Bay. The petitioner is located at P.O. Box 567, Heathsville, VA 22473.
Rural Madison , comments = would like our organization to be listed as - an with concerns about sludge. Khalil Hassan, Pres., P.O. 542, Madison, VA 22727, 540-923-5121email=[email protected]
Shenandoah County Alliance Against Toxic Sludge (SCAATS) is a grassroots organization formed in 1998 to prevent land application of sludge. The petitioner is located at 209 Cannon Hill Road Mount Jackson, VA 22842
Help for Sewage Victims is a Washington State based nonprofit corporation formed in the early 1990s to gather and provide information to victims of sewage sludge, located at 803 S. Main Everson, WA 98247
People for Environmental Action and Children's Health (PEACH) is a nonprofit organization located at 35 West Main Ave., Suite 240, Spokane, WA 99201. The mission of PEACH is to provide information and act holistically to restore a healthy environment for the wellness of every child.
Safe Food and Fertiliser (SFFj is a grassroots organization advocating for a ban on the use of hazardous and other solid wastes as fertilizer, soil amendments and animal feed. SFF is located at 617 H Street SW, Quincy, WA 98848 and is a project of Earth Island Institute.
The Center for Media & Democracy is located at 520 University Ave., Suite 310, Madison, WI. The Center for Media & Democracy is a nonprofit, public interest organization funded by individuals and nonprofit foundations and dedicated to investigative reporting on the public relations industry.