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Every day, we're inhaling toxic pollutants emitted by coal-operating power plants. The toxic air, which contains deadly chemicals like arsenic and mercury, has grave effects on human health — especially that of young children and fetuses.

Despite this information, corporate profit lobbyists are attempting to block the power of the EPA to regulate clean-air initiatives and legislation. The TRAIN Act (H.R. 2401) would allow corporate interests to determine America's regulation on pollution.

These attacks on the country's environmental health are deeply misguided and unfounded — without mercury, lead, and arsenic emission regulations, the toxic chemicals will no-doubt have serious health effects on young children and unborn babies.

Once again, we need to speak out against those who put corporate interests over the health of our nation. Write to President Obama asking him to reject the TRAIN Act.

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Dear President Obama,

Some lobbyists in Washington are demonstrating their lack of regard for human health by supporting a piece of legislation that would prevent the EPA from regulating certain kinds of pollution. The TRAIN Act (H.R. 2401) would allow corporate interests to prevail in the management of arsenic, lead, and mercury emissions that occur as a result of coal-fired power plants.

The fact is, chemicals like arsenic, lead, and mercury are very harmful to those with otherwise compromised immune systems — this means babies, fetuses, and the elderly.

But because profit is the most important thing to these lobbyists, they have done all they can to retain the right to regulate the pollution.

We simply cannot have corporate entities in charge of public health decisions — especially when they involve children's health.

If the TRAIN Act makes it all the way to your desk for final signing, I ask that you throw away the legislation immediately so no one will have to suffer the harmful effects of dangerous chemicals in our air.

Thank you for your time.

Petition Signatures


Jul 19, 2018 Carole Osborn
Jul 11, 2018 Maria Angeles Leorza Arechavaleta
Jul 6, 2018 Lynne Minore
Jun 30, 2018 Leah Helmer
Jun 30, 2018 Ellen Prior
Jun 30, 2018 Andrea Vos
Jun 30, 2018 Kimberly Worman
Jun 29, 2018 christine rochette
Jun 29, 2018 ANGELIQUE MCCLEAN
Jun 28, 2018 Jacklyn Yancy
Jun 13, 2018 Rick Hodorowich
Jun 8, 2018 mona boggio
Jun 8, 2018 Eva Bianchi
Jun 8, 2018 Luke Farrell
May 26, 2018 Jürgen Breu
May 25, 2018 Robin Riley
May 25, 2018 SJ Ingram Do these people not understand science at all? We need clean air and fresh clean water to LIVE!
May 25, 2018 Alison Aplin
May 25, 2018 Keith Cliver Lobbyists should be banned!
May 23, 2018 Roseann Maziarek
May 23, 2018 Susan Eikenbary
May 23, 2018 Barb Breese
May 22, 2018 Peter Fell
May 21, 2018 Cathleen Cascia
May 21, 2018 Axa Tolonen
May 21, 2018 Liz LaFour
May 20, 2018 Sue White
May 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 17, 2018 Marlene Clausen Clean air is everyone's right. It is not the province of for-profit companies. If the EPA refuses to do it's job; Congress must act.
May 16, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 14, 2018 Laura Link
May 13, 2018 Dena Shelangoski
May 9, 2018 Donald Glenister
Apr 23, 2018 Yvonne LeBris Money is important in life but remember that if you die younger because of pollution you won't take it with you.!!!!
Apr 12, 2018 Kristine Richter
Apr 11, 2018 Lisa vasta
Apr 10, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 5, 2018 Erin McCarty
Apr 5, 2018 Maureen Wheeler
Apr 5, 2018 Helen Smylie
Apr 5, 2018 Janis Higgins
Apr 3, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 2, 2018 jo lerberg
Apr 2, 2018 Maryanna Moskal
Apr 2, 2018 Fabian Müller
Apr 1, 2018 Mary Smith
Mar 31, 2018 Nan Newall
Mar 29, 2018 Julie Hansen
Mar 27, 2018 Angela LaRochelle
Mar 27, 2018 Angelita Ritz

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