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"Welcome to Beautiful Parkersburg, West Virginia"

The story of how a DuPont chemical called C8, or PFOA, harmed the health of people around Parkersburg, WV, is an epic one that resulted in a huge class-action settlement. "DuPont deceived as many people as they could deceive as for as long as they could," one resident said. Under the current regulatory system, the same thing could happen again.

Source: Huffington Post, 08/28/2015
September 28, 2015

DEADLINE: Mobile Film Festival

The Mobile Film Festival, taking place in Paris, France, Dec 2015, announces its first international edition in partnership with the United Nations on Climate Change. 30.000 € Grand Prize. Deadline: Sep 28, 2015.

"Attorney Hounding Climate Scientists Covertly Funded By Coal Industry"

"Christopher Horner, an attorney who claims that the earth is cooling, is known within the scientific community for hounding climate change researchers with relentless investigations and public ridicule, often deriding scientists as 'communists' and frauds. ... New court documents reveal one source of Horner’s funding: big coal."

Source: The Intercept, 08/26/2015
January 25, 2016

DEADLINE: 2016 Newport Beach Film Festival

The 17th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival announces Call for Entries for its Environmental Film Series, a curated program of films designed to raise awareness of important issues affecting our environment. Since Newport Beach is home to a wealth of environmental groups and natural wonders (from the beaches to the bays to the bird estuaries), the Newport Beach Film Festival is the ideal venue to present environmental films. Multiple deadline dates with ascending submission fees.

"The Teflon Toxin: The Case Against DuPont"

DuPont, a major U.S. chemical company, for years hid what it knew about the threats to employees and neighbors from a chemical -- perfluorooctanoic acid, also known as PFOA or C8 -- that can cause cancer and other health damage. The PFOA was used in operations of DuPont's Washington Works plant in Parkersburg, WV. Its health damage was the focus of a major class-action lawsuit.

Source: The Intercept, 08/18/2015

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