From : HShields <hshields@worldpath.net>
Sent : Thursday, January 8, 2004 12:52&n

Attachment :   DavidLewisDefenseFun2.doc (9 KB)
Dear friends . . . do not doubt for a minute that that we ARE going to win.
We WILL end the landspreading of toxic/pathogenic sewage sludge on dairy
pastures and agricultural land in Rural America.    Please send whatever you
can to help Dr. David L. Lewis in his struggle with the waste industry and
US EPA . . . please don't forget that Research Microbiologist David L. Lewis
has THREE published, peer reviewed articles on adverse health effects from
exposure to irritant chemicals and pathogens from land applied sewage
sludge.   Right now this is the ONLY scientific evidence supporting the
claims of hundreds of sludge victims coast to coast.   The EPA and waste
industry only fund "research" by "scientists" who rubber stamp their (very
wobbly) claim of "no adverse effects". . . . please help us topple their
house of cards . . . . .

Thank you.   Helane Shields, sludge researcher, Alton, NH

(ps - just so you will know we put our money where our mouth is, my husband
and I who are retired on Social Security have donated $10,000 to Dr. Lewis'
defense fund . . . . . . )


----- Original Message ----- From: "C. Snyder" <cgsnyder@post.harvard.edu> To: "Charlotte Hartmann" <chartmannsa@taconic.net>; <ecjaway@post.harvard.edu>; "Derek Owen" <owen31@juno.com>; "John Tuthill" <jtuthill@sugar-river.net>; <rclapp@bu.edu>; <ehscott@comcast.net>; "Doug Bogen" <dbogen@cleanwater.org>; <annerabe@msn.com>; <biodemocracy@list.organicconsumers.org>; <cropscares@yahoo.com>; <dbrannen@uplink.net>; <shanes@vermontlaw.edu>; <Scott@aloha.net>; <skingads@earthlink.net>; <pwillgerodt@rockpa.org> Cc: "Helane Shields" <hshields@worldpath.net>; "barbara rubin" <brubin@starpower.net>; "Mary Ellen Martin" <mellenm@attbi.com> Sent: Wednesday, January 07, 2004 6:30 PM Subject: EPA denial of our petition > Friends: > > Mehan's letter denying our sludge moratorium petition is replete with > many misstatements and deliberate lies. > > A coalition of attorneys, scientists, environmentalists, and victims > with direct knowledge of the Boyce case and the other pending or settled > sludge  cases is working on a major, detailed and documented response to > Mehan's letter in order  to set the record straight. > > This effort is being coordinated by David Lewis and the document will, > most likely, be submitted to key members of Congress and other policy > makers. > > Neither Helane nor I would have had the time or expertise to do this. > We are very grateful that a dozen other, much more knowledgable  people > are planning and writing  this response .  To have hired consultants ( > provided we even could have found knowledgable consultants) for this > task, would have cost thousands of dollars. > > In  view of this we would like to appeal once more to petition signers > and other interested parties to help us with the Whistleblower fund > raising campaign for the David Lewis Defense Fund. We thank those who > already have contributed.  We appeal to those who have not yet done so. > Barbara and I hope to wrap this drive up by the end of the month. > >   I am attaching our fund raising letter which gives details. > > With best wishes for 2004. > > Caroline Snyder, Ph.D. > > Sierra Club Sludge Task Force- > >  President > Citizens for Sludge-Free Land- >

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