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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


Apr 24, 2017 Toni Garcia
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Apr 21, 2017 karen gillum
Apr 21, 2017 Nicholas Lee
Apr 21, 2017 Carrie Landreth
Apr 16, 2017 Lanette Norris
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Apr 14, 2017 Michelle Dumar
Apr 14, 2017 Debra Jones
Apr 14, 2017 Natasha Jenkins
Apr 12, 2017 Llauren Peralta
Apr 11, 2017 Joanna Prideaux
Apr 11, 2017 C, James
Apr 11, 2017 Kara Walmsley
Apr 11, 2017 Kir Ing
Apr 9, 2017 Rachel Taberner
Apr 6, 2017 Victoria Hall
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Apr 4, 2017 melissa mortenson
Apr 4, 2017 Evelyn Peterson
Apr 3, 2017 Tamara Sedakow
Apr 3, 2017 Jodi Jenkins
Apr 3, 2017 melanie ringel
Apr 3, 2017 Michalla Sutton
Apr 1, 2017 chip Pough
Mar 25, 2017 Linda howe
Mar 25, 2017 Fay Tahmassbi
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Mar 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 25, 2017 Alice VanKoevering
Mar 25, 2017 Janet Coleman
Mar 20, 2017 Patrizia Lazzeri The habitats of iconic endangered species like tigers, orangutans, and rhinoceros are going up in flames, and being replaced with palm tree plantations.
Mar 20, 2017 Carole Gorecki
Mar 20, 2017 Sue Wood
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Mar 20, 2017 Monty Foley
Mar 20, 2017 Jennifer Lindridge
Mar 19, 2017 Amber Lopez
Mar 19, 2017 Linda Butler
Mar 17, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 16, 2017 James Devine
Mar 16, 2017 Lori Siver This toxic dumping need to STOP for good NOW!
Mar 13, 2017 Peter Blackaller
Mar 10, 2017 Corey Williams
Mar 10, 2017 George Lutz
Mar 10, 2017 Mary CLAUSING
Mar 9, 2017 Nan Newall
Mar 8, 2017 Henriette Matthijssen

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