Ralph welcomes back legendary activist, Lois Gibbs, who updates us on her organization’s latest life-saving grassroots victories to clean up contaminated communities in spite of Trump’s EPA. And Jason Levine, executive director of The Center For Auto Safety, talks about driverless cars, airbag recalls, and The Car Book 2019, your complete guide to buying a safe, reliable, fuel-efficient automobile. Plus listener questions!
Lois Gibbs is the founder of the Center for Health, Environment & Justice, a project of People’s Action Institute. In 1978 she blew the whistle on Love Canal after learning her kindergartener’s school was built on a toxic dump. Her work led to the creation of Superfund.
“Even under this horrible, horrible, horrible (Trump) Administration, we are winning. We have fifteen community sites, Superfund sites… that have been sitting dormant for twenty years in some cases. We have gotten this Administration, through our grassroots efforts, speaking out, playing a little defense and a whole lot of offense to get these sites cleaned up.
Lois Gibbs, founder of the Center for Health, Environment, and Justice
Jason Levine is the Executive Director of the Center for Auto Safety, which is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for auto safety, quality, and fuel economy on behalf of drivers, passengers, and pedestrians. Mr. Levine is a longtime consumer protection advocate and attorney.
“Just the other day, the District of Columbia held a hearing on a pilot program that they want to put on the streets. They want to allow Ford to come in and test their driverless vehicles on the streets in DC without any real demonstration of safety or requirements for things like cyber security or liability or really any of the things that we require of human drivers.”
Jason Levine: Executive Director of The Center For Auto Safety