EnviroReporter.com features the work of investigative journalist/publisher Michael Collins and editor/webmaster Denise Anne Duffield. Online for 16 years since 2006.
EnviroReporter makes extensive use of original radiation tests, videos, databases, photographs and graphics. These multiple media platforms engage the reader and back up with hard data multiple discoveries that have been made in the course of ongoing investigations.
Duffield can be seen in the 2021 multi-award winning and Emmy-nominated MSNBC documentary In the Dark of the Valley in her role as Associate Director of Physicians for Social Responsibility – Los Angeles. The filmmakers catch this radiant force of nature doing what she does so well – fight for the community and brook no nonsense from those determined to leave the Santa Susana Field Laboratory contaminated. Duffield’s affection for the local community and her command of the issues are moving and impressive.
Results of Collins and Duffield’s ungroundbreaking reporting include stopping $9 billion worth of dangerous developments*, the establishment of a huge open space preserve, the cleaning up of 800 acres of a former munitions complex, and invaluable land saved from buildout that would have unleashed radioactive and chemical contamination. Along the two decades-plus journey of this environmental journalism are plenty of pieces that reveal the riotous fun Collins and Duffield have showing just how to kick with it in these toxic times.
Southern California legacy media outlets for this work have included LA Weekly, Miller-McCune, Ventura County Reporter, Pasadena Weekly, OC Weekly and Los Angeles magazine. Collins has also appeared on numerous television shows and Internet radio discussing Fukushima meltdowns fallout in the Pacific Ocean and North America, Rocketdyne, Runkle Canyon and other environmental stories.
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EnviroReporter.com DECADE 2006-2016
Ten years of hot news, real hot news with exposés, awards and accomplishments.
EnviroReporter Best 2011 Online News Organization Website at 2012 LA Press Club Gala
EnviroReporter.com wins First Place “News Organization – Exclusive to the Internet.
Happy Anniversary EnviroReporter.com!
Rolling into our fifth year of in-depth investigations, we reflect on one multi-award-winng investigation’s $4 billion impact.
Three Keys – Three Years
EnviroReporter.com celebrates three years of hard hitting reporting oft-times in conjunction with print media partners.
“Ten Years After – Two Years On”
Second anniversary of EnviroReporter.com is also tenth year of Michael Collins’ in-depth environmental exposés.
Los Angeles Press Club 50th Annual Southern California Journalism Awards Gala Dinner
LA Press Club’s 2007 Online Journalists of the Year are Denise Anne Duffield and Michael Collins. Five awards in total.
Ventura County Board of Supervisors Resolution
Ventura County Supervisor John Flynn honors Collins at LA Press Club for work he and Denise Anne Duffield have done.
Southern California Journalism Awards
EnviroReporter.com‘s Michael Collins and Denise Anne Duffield rack up the awards for their work.
AHMANSON RANCH ENDGAME
Dean Kuipers chronicles Michael Collins’ investigation of Ahmanson Ranch.
AHMANSON RANCH TIMELINE
“How investigative reporting stopped a public health disaster,” says CityBeat‘s Dean Kuipers of Collins’ reporting.
COURTS MUST RESOLVE SAFETY OF FORMER NUCLEAR RESEARCH SITE FOR PUBLIC USE
Dr. Bennett Ramberg’s Los Angeles Daily Journal article crediting Collins with stopping Ahmanson Ranch development.
Nine Billion Dollars Worth of ***Ungroundbreaking*** Reporting
*Washington Mutual’s $2 billion plans for the Ahmanson Ranch development collapsed in 2003 while the $4 billion federal government scheme to privatize and develop the West Los Angeles Department of Veterans Affairs without remediating the VA biomedical nuclear dump there was stopped in 2007.
The new 2019 VA Master Plan codifies no development of this land, protecting Veterans and public alike, and revitalizes the original and historic buildings. The value of that protection and acknowledgement of the dump’s existence and hazardousness itself is priceless for future generations.
The value of Ahmanson Ranch’s transformation in the Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve is also priceless considering the saved red-legged frog and mountain lion habitat shared with hikers, bicyclists and horse riders, the very picture of the Western ideal.
Nevertheless, these ill-fated schemes did and do have a monetary value and Denise Anne and I love counting just how much money we unmade for the public and environmental good over the years. In 2022, the $2 billion Ahmanson Ranch development is worth $3,220,771,739.13 with cumulative inflation. The $4 billion VA plan stopped by EnviroReporter. com is now worth $5,716,371,984.45 for a cumulative total of $8,937,143,723.58 or 9 (NINE) billion dollars!