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Allen Spalt


Allen Spalt is the co-founder of the pesticide safety advocacy group that would become Toxic Free NC and an emeritus member of its board. He lives in Carrboro, North Carolina.

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VOICES: Remembering Billie Lee Rogers, who fought environmental racism in rural North Carolina

July 23, 2021 - In 1982, a rural, Black North Carolina community suffered damages from a timber company's careless aerial application of toxic pesticides. The fight that ensued with state authorities led to local resident Billie Lee Rogers becoming a lifelong advocate for pesticide safety and environmental justice. Rogers passed away in June, and we share pesticide safety advocate Allen Spalt's remarks about her life and work delivered at her memorial service.