This year Global Community Monitor is celebrating our 10th Anniversary, and we are grateful that you have been a part of our fight against dirty - dirty air, dirty companies and dirty practices and policies.
Rather than resting on our laurels, GCM and our community partners have stayed busy because the fight for clean air is still not over.
Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is emerging as a health threat that needs to be dealt with - in New York, Colorado and nationally
In India, the real impact of toxic chemicals was recently felt as 300 people were hospitalized after a chlorine gas leak.
While families suffer from pollution, the EPA has shocked fenceline communities nationwide by exempting oil refineries from hazardous waste control requirements.
Despite all the challenges we face, we also want to shine a spotlight on a community member - Hilton Kelley - who is using the power of the Buckets to make the world a better place.
A decade after we started with one man with a bucket, we have many great achievements, but we got a lot of work still ahead of us and we are counting on your continued involvement in our fight for clean air and healthy communities.
Global Community Monitor
Happy Birthday to US!
Join us this year in celebrating ten years of breathing new life into communities.
With your help, we've established ourselves as a successful organization. Together with our community partners, we are building a movement and proving the Buckets can make a difference.
Thank you for joining us in the fight for clean air and healthy communities. Stay tuned for some special opportunities later this year. Read more »
Battles over hydraulic fracturing heating up across the US
Fracking, a dirty natural gas drilling method, is rearing its ugly head across the US.
In Colorado, residents have been forced from their homes. In New York, a fractured fracking law was put on the books. Nationally, the EPA has called out fracking for potentially violating the Clean Water Act.
Digging deeper into the issue, Program Coordinator Jessica Hendricks looks at an eviction caused by fracking and how legal precedents may be established that will protect communities facing a wide range of toxic threats. Read more »
Texas: SPotlight on a Community leader - Hilton Kelley
Texas community partner and GCM Board member Hilton Kelley is a prime example of how people living next to oil refineries and other polluters can use the Bucket Brigade to win change. Learn more about the work and accomplishments of Hilton.
We are proud be working with people like Hilton.
India: Chlorine gas leak hospitalizes 300
A chlorine gas leak from Chemfab Alkali's plant in Pondicherry underscores the need for continued reform of industrial practices in India. More than 300 fenceline neighbors were hospitalized. GCM continues to work with our community partner, Community Environmental Monitoring, in India to press for changes that will protect humans and the environment. Read more »
US: EPA Allows oil refineries to keep hazardous waste Loophole
Despite a petition from community groups and environmental groups, Obama's EPA is extending a loophole that allows oil refineries to burn more 300,000 tons of hazardous waste each year without meeting standards for storing, transporting and burning it.
In particular, GCM believes this could have major impacts in California, which ranks third in the nation in refining capacity. Read more »