When the EPA found traces of PCB in the milk of 1/3 of all nursing mothers surveyed in a 1975 US study, Congress moved quickly to ban the highly toxic substance. Now, the agency is quietly moving to deregulate PCB and some of its own scientists are deeply worried about the consequences.
At CIR, we believe journalism that moves citizens to action is an essential pillar of democracy. For more than three decades, CIR has relentlessly pursued and uncovered injustices that otherwise would be hidden from the public eye. Today, we are upholding this legacy and looking forward, working at the forefront of journalistic innovation to produce important stories that make a difference and engage our audiences across the aisle, coast to coast, and worldwide. What drives our work isn't profit – it's impact.
As you know, hard-hitting reporting takes time and nerve – and, of course, citizen support. Every day, our reporters go up against powerful financial, political and bureaucratic forces. They uncover secrets that would otherwise be left untold, exposing injustices so our lives can be better.
But impact, change and progress are achieved only when citizens take action.