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8/12/2014: Earlier this year, the EPA agreed to finalize its first-ever regulations for Coal Ash disposal by December of this year. However, the agency hasn't released any details on how they plan to regulate the second-largest industrial waste steam in the U.S., so the time to act is now -- tell EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to crack down on this highly toxic pollutant!
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Coal ash seeps into our water and atmosphere as deadly toxins are emitted from coal plants and coal disposal sites. The runoff contains toxic chemicals like mercury, lead, selenium, and disturbingly, arsenic. This pollution significantly increases risks for cancer and other serious health defects.

The seriousness of this problem is no secret to the EPA, yet no regulations have been put in place that would protect us from this pollution.

We need comprehensive regulations and standards implemented in order to ensure coal ash doesn't pollute our environment and subsequently pose grave public health risks. Sign the petition asking EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to stop stalling on this issue and see to it that coal ash doesn't threaten our health, animal life, or the environment any longer.

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Dear Administrator Gina McCarthy,

Coal ash pollution has caused serious health and environmental problems throughout the United States. Thankfully, your administration has decided to finally apply the first-ever regulations for coal ash pollution. Please take this opportunity, as the very first EPA administrator to address this issue, to finally crack down on the producers of this toxic waste.

Coal ash runoff enters our air and our water-waste ponds, and landfills drain into drinking water supplies. The toxins consequently end up in our drinking water, which carries such chemicals as mercury, lead, boron, arsenic, selenium, cadmium, and thallium. Many of these toxic substances have been linked to the development of cancer cells in humans.

Coal ash has poisoned at least 23 states' water supplies. This pollution must come to an end. Please place strict regulations on this horrible substance that has continually caused cancer, birth defects, and other serious health problems.

By strengthening our coal ash waste standards, we might someday soon have a clean, safe environment to live in, and to leave for our children.

Thank you for your consideration.

Petition Signatures


Jul 20, 2018 Sally Sharp
Jul 19, 2018 Indee Brooke
Jul 19, 2018 Nadine Duckworth
Jul 18, 2018 Silke Kleinhenz
Jul 18, 2018 Terri Raimondo
Jul 17, 2018 Linda Miller What? Its not beautiful CLEAN coal?! What year IS this?
Jul 11, 2018 Maria Angeles Leorza Arechavaleta
Jun 29, 2018 Lyn Short
Jun 29, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 29, 2018 AMELIA GONZALEZ
Jun 29, 2018 suzanne caruso
Jun 29, 2018 ANGELIQUE MCCLEAN
Jun 28, 2018 Jacklyn Yancy
Jun 28, 2018 Lauren Moch
Jun 21, 2018 Muriel BOU
Jun 17, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 17, 2018 Axa Tolonen
Jun 13, 2018 Rick Hodorowich
Jun 8, 2018 Leah Helmer
Jun 8, 2018 Ana Chen
Jun 8, 2018 Kathy Dorr
Jun 8, 2018 Bernadette Andaloro
Jun 8, 2018 Stacey Lightfoot
May 31, 2018 Pilar Pérez
May 29, 2018 Sae Magata
May 25, 2018 Marlene Clausen
May 25, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 23, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 23, 2018 Barb Breese
May 22, 2018 Davina Lee
May 21, 2018 A S
May 21, 2018 Lily Wong
May 20, 2018 Sue White
May 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 15, 2018 Natalie DeBoer
May 15, 2018 Victoria Oakey
May 14, 2018 Haley Svec
May 13, 2018 Ursula Kiefert
May 12, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 11, 2018 Alysa Waring
May 9, 2018 Corinne WOITIEZ
May 9, 2018 Lynne Minore
May 3, 2018 Lisa Saunders
May 1, 2018 Lucilla Bellucci
Apr 14, 2018 Roxanne Leshine
Apr 11, 2018 Lisa vasta
Apr 10, 2018 Daniel Kaula
Apr 9, 2018 Shawnda Drennen-Schwartz
Apr 7, 2018 Ertie Evangelista
Apr 6, 2018 Marlen Elias

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