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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

Jun 24, 2017 Nathan Fisher
Jun 23, 2017 Cathleen Cascia
Jun 22, 2017 Lindsey Dakin
Jun 22, 2017 Carol Phipps
Jun 21, 2017 Jacqueline Tay
Jun 21, 2017 Kathy Ritchie
Jun 21, 2017 Natalya Teterina
Jun 19, 2017 Kristine Richter
Jun 17, 2017 Dorothy Chandler
Jun 17, 2017 Carl Hoffmeister
Jun 14, 2017 kay roberts
Jun 13, 2017 susan foley
Jun 13, 2017 Karen McHugh
Jun 13, 2017 JODI ABEL
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Jun 10, 2017 sara Elkins
Jun 10, 2017 Jim Spooner
Jun 9, 2017 Beth Smith
Jun 9, 2017 Betty Kowall
Jun 8, 2017 Ana Andre
Jun 8, 2017 Tina Hartman
Jun 7, 2017 Alexa Hilaire
Jun 6, 2017 Cameron McElroy
Jun 5, 2017 Samantha Manso
Jun 5, 2017 Jack Martin
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Jun 3, 2017 Shelby Buck
Jun 3, 2017 Frédéric Jaubert
Jun 3, 2017 Marie Osmundsen
Jun 2, 2017 Millie Mondragon
Jun 1, 2017 Leah Santini
Jun 1, 2017 Yolanda Hershey
May 30, 2017 Diane Beeny
May 30, 2017 Sherry Spurling
May 29, 2017 John Chambers
May 29, 2017 Silvia Bertano
May 28, 2017 Claire Loridan
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May 27, 2017 Andrew Sulay
May 26, 2017 b winkler
May 26, 2017 Lisa Lamb
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May 25, 2017 Julie Hansen
May 25, 2017 midge Tuley
May 23, 2017 Leela Beaudry
May 20, 2017 James Deschene
May 20, 2017 Shirley Troia
May 19, 2017 JMAE Bekkers
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May 10, 2017 Lix Tuls

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