Saturday, May 21, 2016

Poisoned by DuPont

DuPont has already agreed to compensate victims of its misconduct, but the company is lining the pockets of Wall Street billionaires instead. Sign the petition.

Dear MoveOn member,

I'm Earl Botkin of Corporate Action Network, and I am dying from C-8, a chemical that DuPont deliberately dumped into the Ohio River and landfills, where it made its way into the water that I, my family, and thousands of others drink every day.1 I started a petition to DuPont CEO Ed Breen, which says:

DuPont already agreed to compensate me and the other victims of its misconduct, but the company is delaying helping us in order to line the pockets of a couple of Wall Street billionaires. People are dying. It's time to put health over Wall Street profits.

C-8 is a byproduct of Teflon, which DuPont manufactured in Parkersburg, West Virginia since the 1950s. The company knew the chemical was harmful since the 1960s, but they never told anyone, including the thousands of West Virginia and Ohio residents that were drinking it in their water every day.2

Now I and thousands of others are dying from C-8, and DuPont is delaying compensating us and cleaning our water in order to save money for Wall Street investors.3

Why are our lives worth less than theirs?

Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.


—Earl Botkin


1. "Toxic legacy: key players," The News Journal, April 3, 2016

2. "The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare," The New York Times, January 6, 2016

3. "C8 victims, DuPont fight over merger documents," The News Journal, May 13, 2016

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