Protect Clean Beaches
  • Petitioned Lisa Jackson

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EPA Administrator
Lisa Jackson

Protect Clean Beaches

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      Heal the Bay

Millions of people become sick every year because of sewage spills and polluted runoff at our country's beaches and waterways. These illnesses include diarrhea, nausea and vomiting.

The Clean Water Act requires EPA to issue recreational criteria to protect human health in coastal recreational waters, including the Great Lakes. Yet EPA's most recent scientific analysis finds that 1 in 28 people are at risk of illness from swimming in waters deemed by EPA to be safe in its latest proposal.

EPA must reconsider its proposed recreational water quality criteria to ensure families are safe when spending a day at the beach.

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    • Osbaldo Cruz OAKLAND, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      caring about the sea life

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    • Vincent Vliegen BREE, WY
      • almost 2 years ago

      It is absolutely necessary + benificial in every way to care for our planet instead of our money.

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    • Jeron Artest SANTA MONICA, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Beaches have many resources that we need to live. A lot of oxygen comes from plants like algae in the ocean.

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    • monique hitzman SANTA MONICA, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Our beach is our precious resource. We must protect it.

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    • Nancy Garcia CERRITOSSTREETCERRITOS, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      To protect the health of everyone and it a eye sore

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