Citizens Against Ruining the Environment - CARE
PO Box 536, Lockport IL 60441
CARE Table at Earth Day Celebration at JJC
Joliet Tourism Roger Thompson
Two of the best nonGMO sites
Genetically Modified Foods position paper by the Am Academy of Environmental Medicine http://www.aaemonline.org/gmopost.html
Union of Concerned Scientists: Impacts of Genetic Engineering http://www.ucsusa.org/food_
The Future of Food free documentary http://www.thefutureoffood.com.
Healthcare without Harm position statement on Genetically Engineered Food http://www.noharm.org/lib/down.
European Food Safety Authority: Position of EFSA on Antibiotic Resistance Markers http://www.gmo-compass.org/eng
Union of Concerned Scientists: Impacts of Genetic Engineering http://www.ucsusa.org/food_and_agriculture/science_and_impacts/impacts_genetic_engineering/impacts-of-genetic.html
The Future of Food free documentary http://www.thefutureoffood.com/onlinevideo.html
Healthcare without Harm position statement on Genetically Engineered Food http://www.noharm.org/lib/downloads/food/Genetic_Engineered_Food_Stmnt.pd
National Academies of Science: Regulation of Transgenic Plants Should Be Reinforced; Field Monitoring for Environmental Effects Is Needed Date: Feb. 21, 2002 http://www8.nationalacademies.org/onpinews/newsitem.aspx?RecordID=10258
European Food Safety Authority: Position of EFSA on Antibiotic Resistance Markers http://www.gmocompass.org/eng/safety/human_health/126.position_efsa_antibiotic_resistance_markers.html
In the EU, GM plants with certain antibiotic resistance markers have been given only limited authorisation for release into the environment. Researcher: Roundup or Roundup-Ready Crops May Be Causing Animal Miscarriages and Infertility 1-16-11 http://farmandranchfreedom.org/gmo-miscarriages
The Lancet: Antibiotic resistance markers in genetically modified plants: a risk to human health? Philippe B Gay a, Professor Stephen H Gillespie
The Lancet Infectious Diseases, Volume 5, Issue 10, Pages 637 - 646, October 2005 The report Environmental Effects of Transgenic Plants: The Scope and Adequacy of Regulation is available on the Internet at
Multiple scientific associations are calling for advanced studies and peer review studies of genetically modified organisms, this is a very important discovery/proof to call for a stop of these poisons being used as foods. One side effect that is thought to be linked to high corn consumption is infertility, couple that with high fructose corn syrup and its ties to obesity and you find part of the health epidemic in America. Discovery of Bt insecticide in human blood proves GMO toxin a threat to human health, study finds Sunday, May 15, 2011 by: Jonathan Benson, staff writer http://www.naturalnews.com/032407_Bt_insecticide_GMOs.html
Cornucopia Institute gets out the word on GMOs too mainly from the viewpoint of small farmers, organic farmers – a nice group – www.cornucopia.org.
above site is for Food giants vs. US Farmers
Coal Ash Landfills Pose Problems (click to view)
ILLINOIS TOXIC COAL ASH POLLUTION: GROUPS FILE LEGAL ACTION AGAINST MIDWEST GENERATION FOR WATER POLLUTION, DUMPING VIOLATIONS AT FOUR POWER STATIONS
- Midwest Generation operates coal-fired power plants @ Romeoville, Joliet, Waukegan & Pekin.
- The power generated is sold to the highest bidder & only a small portion is sold to IL residents.
- MG states they don’t have enough money for the SO2 pollution controls that are causing thousands of respiratory illnesses but have enough money to influence people in disadvantaged neighborhoods monetarily or otherwise threaten with lose of jobs. This is a blatant disregard to the health & welfare of Will County’s 677,560 residents affected by SO2 (those within a 35 mile radius of each plant are most affected.)
Midwest Generation is requesting a delay from complying with emission standards designed to protect public health via a variance. The thousands of tons of pollutants the plant emit each year contribute to the number of asthma attacks, heart attacks, hospitalizations and even premature deaths in our area. Concerns not only include air pollution but MG has been cut off from the deep pockets of its parent company, Edison International, and is in Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The variance they requested will not fix their financial problems and thus would not guarantee that the jobs or the coal plant will still be there in a couple of years. Midwest Generation should be honest with the community and their workers about their long term plans. There is a sad history about companies closing their doors from one day to the next and walking away from a mess. Will County deserves to know Midwest Generation’s plans so it can begin envisioning a possible future beyond coal, with green job opportunities. Verena Owen edited by Ellen
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Carol, 815.793.4678, Sandy, 815.838.1442, Ellen 815.834.1611
This is what CARE is.
Why Do We Need an Environmental Group?
Will County is a Non Attainment Area.
This means that our daily Air Pollution exceeds the standards set by the IEPA
Is this why Asthma is so prevalent in our area?
CITIZENS AGAINST RUINING THE ENVIRONMENT ~ C.A.R.E.
Is a 501©3 Non-Profit Organization, dedicated to maintaining the environmental integrity of not only Lockport & Will County but of "Mother Earth." C.A.R.E.'s mission is to research, educate & assist in all areas that may have detrimental effects.
Purpose of Organization. The purposes for which the corporation is organized are to encourage the preservation of our earth and environment within the State of Illinois.
To facilitate, promote, assist, coordinate and assist in the community and public service, conduct seminars and other educational programs concerning preservations, revitalization and improvement to the environment;
To provide a forum for members of the Corporation and concerned citizens to share knowledge, common experience and problems; and to promote and encourage implementation of more effective, comprehensive legal and financing techniques and devices that will further the preservations, revitalization and improvement of the environment.
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