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Local group petitions EPA to hear local environmental concerns

PEORIA (WEEK) – A group of passionate locals have made it their mission to get the EPA in Peoria to hear their concerns about the environment.

Tonight, they finally got the chance.

EPA environmental justice director Matthew Tejada met with Peoria leaders and neighbors about environmental dangers in the area.

These organizers are specifically concerned about air and water pollutants.

They spent the day discussion solutions to keep Peoria safe.

Reverend Tony Pierce said today’s event will hopefully spark change.

“Hopefully out of all that, they’ll see a sense of how much the public is behind for looking for solutions to these problems,” he said. “And, they’ll understand that all of us are together affected by this.”

Tejada declined an on-camera interview but did express his support in making change in the area.

Jason Howell

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