Ohio must create a policy to stop global warming from palm oil industries.
  • Petitioning Governor John Kasich

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Governor of Ohio
Governor John Kasich
United States Senator from Ohio
Senator Sherrod Brown

Ohio must create a policy to stop global warming from palm oil industries.

    1. Petition by

      Palm Oil Consumer Action

The government of the United Kingdom already has a policy on its use of palm oil and states :

 "Palm oil production is often linked to deforestation and peatland drainage,mainly in Indonesia and Malaysia. This has major impacts on biodiversity, climate change and also land rights for local people."

France and Germany made a commitment in September 2013 to the use of sustainable palm oil as well by 2015.

Americans must not be used as unwitting partners in causing global warming when we are fed unsustainable palm oil nor can we be part of the problem of wildlife extinction .We must stand up in the fight against climate change when better versions of the product are readily available.

Please sign this petition and urge all your friends from Ohio to add their voice. Christine White who is leading this campaign in Ohio, will hand deliver it to Senator Sherrod Brown!

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    1. Reached 750 signatures
    2. Senator Sherrod Brown replied to Christine!

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts with me about animal welfare issues.

      Throughout my Congressional career, I have been an advocate for the humane treatment of animals and the passage of fair and compassionate animal welfare legislation.

      I appreciate your advocacy on these issues and will keep your thoughts in mind should legislation dealing with animal welfare come before the Senate. Thank you again for getting in touch with me.

      Sincerely,

      Sherrod Brown
      United States Senator

    3. Governor Kasich replied to Christine White!

      from Gov.Kasich - Dear Christine :

      Thank you for contacting me regarding your concerns with the environment and climate change. I appreciate you taking the time to write about this important issue.
      We have an undeniable obligation to be good stewards of our environment. Our recent experience in Ohio demonstrates that environmental protection and economic development need not be mutually exclusive.

      I am committed to seeing that Ohio protects the environment and, where appropriate, provides for the wise and beneficial use of our natural resources. We must take a balanced approach when managing environmental issues and protecting our natural resources while at the same time ensuring that we are not unreasonably impeding economic development.

      I look forward to working with legislators as we address these concerns and I encourage you to share your thoughts with your state and federal representatives who have the ability to introduce legislation to address these issues.

    4. Reached 100 signatures
    5. Indonesian villagers sue their government for climate change!

      The palm oil fires have affected their lives also and they're suing the government for negligence!

      http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0911-dparker-villagers-sue-indonesian-president.html?fbfnpg

      Indonesian villagers sue president over climate change

      Eight Indonesian villagers have sued the country's president and a number of other high-level government officials over the impacts of climate change and environmental destruction in their province, reports Mongabay-Indonesia.

    6. Reached 50 signatures
    7. UK statement on palm oil

      Using sustainably produced palm oil - Sustaining and enhancing trees, forests and woodland - Policies - GOV.UK

      Palm oil is the world's most used vegetable oil, and global consumption is increasing. It is used in food, animal feed, soap and cosmetics, and to produce biodiesel. It can be produced at higher volumes per unit area of land than other vegetable oils.

    8. Reached 5 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 22 days ago

      “You think man can destroy the planet? What intoxicating vanity. Let me tell you about our planet. Earth is four-and-a-half-billion-years-old. There's been life on it for nearly that long, 3.8 billion years. Bacteria first; later the first multicellular life, then the first complex creatures in the sea, on the land. Then finally the great sweeping ages of animals, the amphibians, the dinosaurs, at last the mammals, each one enduring millions on millions of years, great dynasties of creatures rising, flourishing, dying away -- all this against a background of continuous and violent upheaval. Mountain ranges thrust up, eroded away, cometary impacts, volcano eruptions, oceans rising and falling, whole continents moving, an endless, constant, violent change, colliding, buckling to make mountains over millions of years. Earth has survived everything in its time. It will certainly survive us. If all the nuclear weapons in the world went off at once and all the plants, all the animals died and the earth was sizzling hot for a hundred thousand years, life would survive, somewhere: under the soil, frozen in Arctic ice. Sooner or later, when the planet was no longer inhospitable, life would spread again. The evolutionary process would begin again. It might take a few billion years for life to regain its present variety. Of course, it would be very different from what it is now, but the earth would survive our folly, only we would not. If the ozone layer gets thinner, ultraviolet radiation sears the earth, so what? Ultraviolet radiation is good for life. It's powerful energy. It promotes mutation, change. Many forms of life will thrive with more UV radiation. Many others will die out. Do you think this is the first time that's happened? Think about oxygen. Necessary for life now, but oxygen is actually a metabolic poison, a corrosive glass, like fluorine. When oxygen was first produced as a waste product by certain plant cells some three billion years ago, it created a crisis for all other life on earth. Those plants were polluting the environment, exhaling a lethal gas. Earth eventually had an atmosphere incompatible with life. Nevertheless, life on earth took care of itself. In the thinking of the human being a hundred years is a long time. A hundred years ago we didn't have cars, airplanes, computers or vaccines. It was a whole different world, but to the earth, a hundred years is nothing. A million years is nothing. This planet lives and breathes on a much vaster scale. We can't imagine its slow and powerful rhythms, and we haven't got the humility to try. We've been residents here for the blink of an eye. If we're gone tomorrow, the earth will not miss us.”

      ― Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park / Congo

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    • Greg Simcox AKRON, UNITED STATES MINOR OUTLYING ISLANDS
      • 4 months ago

      Saving animals

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    • Donna Brooks COLUMBUS, OH
      • 5 months ago

      Not just orangutans, but the critically endangered Sumatran rhino is being driven to extinction as their only remaining home is being cleared for palm oil plantations. There are only about 200 Sumatran tigers left, and fewer than 100 Sumatran rhinos. Asian elephants and countless lesser known animals, as well as plants are left without a home, food, or water by this deforestation. Rainforests are priceless b/c of their complex biodiversity and their sequestration of greenhouse gases. Oxfam International, Rainforest Action Network, Greenpeace, and other organizations have also documented human rights abuses as giant corporations engage in land grabs from poor, indigenous peoples. We REALLY must regulate the palm oil industry as quickly as possible, and require labelling of all products containing palm oil. Please consult the websites of the aforementioned organizations for details and further information. There are OH citizens who are prepared to meet with your staff about this urgent issue. Thank you.

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    • Waltraud U. VIENNA, AUSTRIA
      • 6 months ago

      HAVE YOU ALL LOST YOUR HUMANITY AND BRAIN, FERAL PERSONS RESPONSIBLE ??

      People need to vote unacting dumb authorities and officials acting irresponsibly for futuregenerations and their wildlife out of occupations NOW AND FOR ALL!

      DEFORMED MONSTERS ACTING IRRESPONSIBLE SHOULD REALLY KICK THE BUCKET AS SOON AS EVER POSSIBLE TO STOP THIS INFANTILISM AND UNHUMANE WORLDWIDE DISASTERS – ALL OF THAT GREED INFANTILE DESTRUCTIVE KILLERMONSTERS ARE REALLY NEEDLESS!

      ENDLESS GREED FROM ECONOMY & HELPING AUTHORITHIES HAS TO STOP ALL KINDS OF DESTRUCTION TO THE ENVIRONMENT, KILLINGS & WRONG SPECIES-APPROPRIATE HUSBANDRY TO ALL LIVING CREATURES BY APPLY STRONGEST JUSTICE TO THE RESPONSIBLES.

      DEMAND ALL INITIATORS ACTING IRRESPONSIBLY TO PAY REDEMPTION TO FUTUREGENERATIONS !

      WE ARE NOT WILLING TO CARRY THE WEIGHT OF WORST CONDITIONS LEFT TO FUTUREGENERATIONS!

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    • Redwall's Aunt MONCOTN, CANADA
      • 6 months ago

      fuck ohio

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