Skip navigation

no spam, unsubscribe anytime.
Skip navigation
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!
Goal: 30,000 Progress: 8,921
Sponsored by: The Rainforest Site

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.

Sign Here

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

Mar 20, 2018 Lisa Delabre
Mar 19, 2018 Catherine Williams
Mar 19, 2018 Brenda Laurin
Mar 17, 2018 Brent Pennell
Mar 17, 2018 Birgit Conlen
Mar 15, 2018 Lorri MacQueen
Mar 14, 2018 Alyse Vasil
Mar 13, 2018 Helen Smylie
Mar 9, 2018 Sam Mcfadzean
Mar 8, 2018 Gabriela Gurdziel
Mar 6, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 5, 2018 Debbie Conrad
Mar 3, 2018 Sandra Cobb
Mar 1, 2018 Shannon horton
Mar 1, 2018 Julie Berberi
Mar 1, 2018 Amber Greenwood
Mar 1, 2018 Elizabeth McGowan
Feb 26, 2018 marianne cresci
Feb 25, 2018 Yuriy Trubitsyn
Feb 24, 2018 Néstor Fernández Quintero
Feb 24, 2018 Randi Mayrent
Feb 22, 2018 Marge Schwartz
Feb 22, 2018 Catherine D.
Feb 22, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 22, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 21, 2018 Jenny Fortsch
Feb 21, 2018 Judith Pelletier
Feb 21, 2018 Christine Stever
Feb 20, 2018 renay lawrence
Feb 20, 2018 Sarah Mallows
Feb 13, 2018 Karen Carson
Feb 11, 2018 Sieglinda Preez
Jan 29, 2018 Patrice GARCIA
Jan 29, 2018 Diane Tabbott
Jan 7, 2018 eric archambault
Jan 5, 2018 Deborah Bell
Jan 4, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Dec 27, 2017 Suzanne Ursula Lebon STOP KILLNG OUR PLANET!
Dec 19, 2017 T.J. Pitts
Dec 13, 2017 Mr and Mrs Richard N. Huff
Dec 8, 2017 Robert Furem
Nov 21, 2017 Gerri Petersen
Nov 21, 2017 GIGI L
Nov 20, 2017 patricia remollino
Nov 20, 2017 Julia Hogan
Nov 20, 2017 inge nespolon
Nov 19, 2017 Carol De Hart
Nov 19, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 18, 2017 Heide-Marie Henniger
Nov 14, 2017 Beata Morgunova

back to top

Spring Fling Apparel Sale
Falling Gems Sleeveless Tunic
Share this page and help protect habitat: