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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


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
Aug 22, 2017 Randyl Sachs
Aug 20, 2017 Melissa Bird
Aug 16, 2017 Julie Reid
Aug 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 12, 2017 judy hayne
Aug 11, 2017 Lida Stevenson
Aug 10, 2017 susan chapman
Aug 10, 2017 Cynthia Pealo
Aug 10, 2017 Diana Zimmerman
Aug 10, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 10, 2017 Laurine League
Aug 10, 2017 Shona Steere
Aug 7, 2017 Donna Gilbert
Aug 3, 2017 Ivan Zhyvolup
Aug 3, 2017 J. Scott
Aug 3, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 2, 2017 Debra Jackson
Jul 30, 2017 Martin Henz
Jul 28, 2017 Nancy Daniel
Jul 27, 2017 Maryann LaNew
Jul 25, 2017 Rosie Albanese
Jul 23, 2017 (Name not displayed)

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