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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

Nov 19, 2017 Carol De Hart
Nov 19, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 18, 2017 Heide-Marie Henniger
Nov 14, 2017 Beata Morgunova
Nov 11, 2017 Pamela Daily
Nov 10, 2017 jude lotz
Nov 10, 2017 tami mccready
Nov 9, 2017 Claire Sands-Sullivan
Nov 8, 2017 Kathryn Anderson
Nov 4, 2017 Michael Mitsuda
Nov 2, 2017 Denise Saccone
Nov 2, 2017 Carole Kubik
Nov 1, 2017 Brent Pennell
Oct 31, 2017 Casey Kaemerer
Oct 30, 2017 Cathy Dennler
Oct 29, 2017 Roger wachal
Oct 29, 2017 Deborah Moore
Oct 27, 2017 Wendy Kasprzyk
Oct 26, 2017 Kimberly Wallace
Oct 21, 2017 David Dunkleberger
Oct 21, 2017 Mary Fox
Oct 21, 2017 Robyn Phillips
Oct 20, 2017 Andrew Eisenberg
Oct 16, 2017 Nick Stockbridge
Oct 16, 2017 Terri Robb
Oct 14, 2017 Karl-Heinz Braun
Oct 13, 2017 LOUISE MOORE
Oct 13, 2017 Kathryn Fenn
Oct 13, 2017 Donna Partin
Oct 13, 2017 Cassie Alford
Oct 12, 2017 Jodi Ford
Oct 5, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 2, 2017 František Hajdúk
Sep 28, 2017 Christien Sanders
Sep 28, 2017 Jennifer Harnish
Sep 25, 2017 Sonia Paquin
Sep 22, 2017 Vincenzo Taffoni
Sep 22, 2017 Kathy Mason
Sep 22, 2017 Marlyse Hanssens
Sep 22, 2017 helen taverner
Sep 19, 2017 Juliane Rocha
Sep 18, 2017 Diane Sposili
Sep 18, 2017 Mary Galiani
Sep 5, 2017 Kristie Hatton
Sep 4, 2017 Cynthia Super
Aug 31, 2017 Sarah Jordan
Aug 31, 2017 Ken Stein
Aug 31, 2017 Melissa O'Rourke
Aug 23, 2017 Inês Correia
Aug 23, 2017 Jan Clare

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