The Women's Environmental Institute has been working for more than four years to bring PFC awareness to locally affected communities through our environmental justice work. Now we are in the unexpected company of a powerful lawsuit aginst 3M. In the coming months, we seek to have Dr. Fardin Oliaei recognized as a pioneer whistle-blower on this issue, returned to a job at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, and given access to a lab to complete and support her critically important research on the effects of PFC contamination in soil, plants, water and fish, and potentially in humans. It is also necessary that her new position with the agency enable Dr. Oliaei to provide policy leadership that maximizes her new public policy expertise. At the WEI website, watch for a petition of support for Dr. Oliaei that you and your organization can sign, and watch for WEI's upcoming conference on current PFC researc. Download WEI's recently released PFC Update.