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Welcome to PSR's Environmental Health Policy Institute, where we ask questions -- then we ask the experts to answer them. Join us as physicians, health professionals, and environmental health experts share their ideas, inspiration, and analysis about toxic chemicals and environmental health policy.


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Melissa English

Melissa English has worked for more than 20 years in non-profit, social justice, environmental and arts organizations. The organizations with which she’s worked reflect her social and political values and include a local Public Broadcasting affiliate, Greenpeace, the Urban Appalachian Council, the Cincinnati Arts Association and Ohio Citizen Action. Her work has included program development, project management, fundraising, non-profit administration, grassroots organizing, lobbying and event planning. She has served on several non-profit boards, including the Pendleton Heritage Center, the Appalachian Connection Editorial Board,  Ohio Citizen Action and Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati. She co-founded the Cincinnati Green Group and the Friends of the Great Miami and also serves on the steering committee of the Green Cincinnati Plan revisioning effort.

Ms. English lives in the vibrant Northside neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Ohio Citizen Action Education Fund is the research and education affiliate of Ohio Citizen Action. Ohio Citizen Action is 80,000 people who have joined together to prevent pollution. Since 1975, the organization has helped people to advocate for their rights to clean air and water and safe communities. It was part of the original chemical right-to-know effort, which passed a local ordinance in Cincinnati in 1982 and eventually led to the creation of the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act in 1986. More information at


Ohio: Frontier for Fracking Medical Emergency Right-to-Know, August 5, 2013