The Biden administration has abandoned East Palestine residents.
According to reports, the Biden administration rejected a request for federal disaster assistance from Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine.
The East Palestine train derailment and subsequent “controlled release” of highly-toxic chemicals may be the worst environmental disaster in American history.
Many have called the event an ‘Ohio Chernobyl.’
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reportedly didn’t think the disaster qualified for assistance.
Biden admin turns down Ohio's request for disaster assistance after toxic derailment https://t.co/mX2ycddyP7
— Fox News (@FoxNews) February 17, 2023
“The DeWine Administration has been in daily contact with FEMA to discuss the need for federal support, however FEMA continues to tell Governor DeWine that Ohio is not eligible for assistance at this time,” Gov. DeWine’s office said in a statement.
“Governor DeWine will continue working with FEMA to determine what assistance can be provided.”
Republican representatives expressed outrage on social media:
Wow. The Biden Administration has rejected a request for federal disaster assistance from FEMA to help with the derailment crisis in East Palestine. https://t.co/ukeeQtZMzz
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) February 17, 2023
I’m asking the Homeland Security Committee to convene hearings pronto on Ohio’s FEMA relief denial, what it means for states like Missouri downstream, and the growing crisis in this country’s transportation pic.twitter.com/449hz6UzsS
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) February 17, 2023
Joe Biden’s FEMA had funding for illegal aliens in Washington, D.C.
But denied funding for AMERICANS in East Palestine, Ohio.
— House Judiciary GOP (@JudiciaryGOP) February 17, 2023
Fox News reported:
FEMA said that its team is in constant communication with DeWine’s office, but didn’t comment on the request for federal relief.
“FEMA is in constant contact with the emergency operations center in East Palestine and with the Ohio Emergency Management Agency. We are closely coordinating with EPA, HHS, and the CDC, who are helping to test water and air quality, and to conduct public health assessments,” FEMA spokesperson Jeremy Edwards told Fox News Digital in a statement.
Tierney noted, though, that the governor was able to secure some health assistance from the Department of Health and Human Services that will go towards helping local residents with any medical care costs that stem from the incident.
He added that Norfolk Southern Railroad, the operator of the derailed train, has been providing financial assistance to the community, but that the DeWine administration was prepared to hold the company’s “feet to the fire” to ensure it continues to support the community. The Ohio attorney general’s office was prepared to intervene if Norfolk Southern Railroad let up on its relief efforts.
Norfolk Southern Railroad “providing financial assistance to the community” is hogwash.
According to Quartz, Norfolk Southern offered a miniscule $25,000 to the entire town.
On Feb. 6, an apocalyptic plume of gas rose over the village of East Palestine, Ohio, blotting out the sky. Norfolk Southern, the US railway company responsible for the toxic spew of vinyl chloride, has now offered a $25,000 donation to assist the area’s nearly 5,000 residents who were ordered to evacuate their homes, or face death.
“We have established a Family Assistance Center to address the needs of the community and support those directly impacted,” Norfolk Southern said in a statement. In an email to Quartz, it clarified that the center is helping evacuees with necessities, accommodations, and reimbursements, and the $25,000 is “merely an initial donation.” It followed on, “We are in the community for the long haul.”
$25,000 is roughly $5 per person in East Palestine.
Norfolk Southern, the railway company responsible for an apocalyptic plume of gas rose over East Palestine, Ohio, has offered a $25,000 donation to assist the area’s nearly 5,000 residents who were ordered to evacuate their homes, or face death https://t.co/ccLtxNqqh3
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) February 12, 2023
Norfolk Southern, $NSC, trains derailed in the town of East Palestine, Ohio, which spilt vinyl chloride in the area. and caused citizens to flee and wildlife to die.
The $55 billion dollar company has offered the town $25,000, or $5/person, for the accident.
— unusual_whales (@unusual_whales) February 13, 2023
Norfolk Southern is donating $25,000 to families in need following the catastrophe in Ohio.
$25,000…. that's it.
Hold these people to the fire.
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) February 15, 2023
According to reports, East Palestine residents were being offered $1,000 to sign waivers to remove all liability from Norfolk Southern and its affiliates.
#34 Katlyn Schwarzwaelder tells Glenn Beck the lab responsible for testing in the aftermath of the Norfolk Southern train crash is not truly independent, as it works for the railway company.
Additionally, over 340 residents have reportedly signed https://t.co/vQFvH0MLG7… https://t.co/Sx8FRl3LXT pic.twitter.com/DFvLJocKUl
— kanekoa.substack.com (@KanekoaTheGreat) February 16, 2023
Kathy and Kayla are residents of East Palestine, Ohio.
"My step daughter is sick with a rash, sore throat, breathing and she wasn't even in East Palestine."
Kathy verified that CTEH is offering people $1,000 to remove all liability from CTEH and Norfolk Southern Railway for… https://t.co/3F7q2MKd8f pic.twitter.com/xHgu5fiPO1
— Addy Adds (@OneAddyAdds) February 16, 2023
Norfolk Southern isn’t financially assisting East Palestine residents.
The railway company is bribing residents to save itself from further accountability, per reports.
And the U.S. federal government is no better.
Watch on Rumble via The Gateway Pundit:
Gov. DeWine and the EPA continue to tell residents that the water is safe to drink.
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine gives updates on trail derailment: "The water is safe to drink" pic.twitter.com/yQ7MrOrtkY
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) February 17, 2023
EPA Chief on East Palestine: “The air is safe and we believe the water is safe to drink.”
That alone should tell you – THEY LIE. We've already seen the videos of the water. pic.twitter.com/exQkhaZADM
— DOUG IS MY GOV (@MagaMastriano) February 17, 2023
Who seriously believes them after seeing these clips?
WATCH: East Palestine Residents Sound Off On Toxic Event Injuries—Biden Admin SILENT
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