Clean air and clean water act give us the rights. We help people defend them and hold polluters accountable.


 
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Environmental Risk

Our region of Ohio and Pennsylvania is home to some of the worst violators. Low income communities are suffering from these environmental risks at disproportionate rates. This negative feedback loop contributes to generational poverty and lack of decision making power perpetuates this vicious cycle even further. It is Fair Shake’s mission to end these cycles by increasing access to justice for those of modest means.

Protecting our rights

The air and water are fundamental to life, and as we degrade them we degrade our environment and we degrade ourselves. It has never been more important to follow our environmental laws.

The clean air act and the Clean water act give every citizen the right to enforce its laws when the government is not. We help underrepresented people become citizen enforcers so that they can take back their communities and their environments through the laws that already exist. We stand beside our clients, educating them along the way so that, together they can build stronger communities with leadership from within.

 

Learn more:

Environmental Citizen Suits
Learn a little more about how you can stand up for your environment

Clean Air Act

Clean Water Act

Safe Drinking Water Act

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

☎ CONTACT us

ecollins@fairshake-els.org
(412) 742-4615

 

recent casework


brine road spreading

When Siri Lawson called our offices her township had been authorized by the Department of Environmental Protection to spread drilling waste on her road as a “dust suppressant.”


wastewater in our rivers

Fracking wastewater is a big problem for the industry and one way they deal with this problem by dumping the problem into our rivers and streams.


Burning hazardous waste for energy

The world’s largest hazardous waste incinerator sits in the Ohio river valley in a town called East Liverpool, Ohio, which has some of the highest cancer rates country.

 
 

 
 
We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
— Edmund Burke
 
 

WE ARE PROVIDING LEGAL REPRESENTATION TO AT RISK COMMUNITIES AND INDIVIDUALS ON THE FRONTLINES OF ENVIRONMENTAL DECLINE.

CAN YOU HELP US?

 
 

 
 
 

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