Petition to Nick Peirce, Seyed Sadredin
Reject Air Permit for Hazardous Bomb Testing in California
Tell the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District to Reject Site 300’s Air Permit Application to Increase Size of Toxic Blasts More than 120 hazardous substances will become airborne! 5,500 new homes are being built nearby! It will delay Site 300 Superfund cleanup of nuclear materials! _ _ _ _ In November 2017, Site 300 proposed to increase the weight/size of open-air high explosives tests used to support the nuclear weapons development program operated by Livermore Lab, one of two laboratories in U.S. designing nuclear weapons. The proposed action is to increase its daily limit by 10 times (100 pounds to 1,000 pounds) and its yearly limit by 7.5 times (1,000 pounds to 7,500 pounds)! Site 300 is an 11-square mile experimental test site located on the southwest border of Tracy, CA. As of 1990, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) placed Site 300 on its “Superfund” list, meaning it is one of the most contaminated sites in the country. The proposed plan will delay the Superfund cleanup of toxic and radioactive pollutants already estimated to take up to 80 years. Not only will these proposed activities put Site 300 workers and current community residents at risk, but it will put the 5,500 new families of Tracy Hills, a new residential project near the Site 300 border at risk, too. More than 120 hazardous poisons will become airborne if the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District approves the air permit to detonate these tests at Livermore Lab’s Site 300. This is especially alarming since the proposal does not involve any type of air pollution control technology. Some of the pollutants, including beryllium, vinyl chloride, phosphine, hydrogen cyanide and dioxin, are known to cause damage to organs, cancers and other diseases, and may lead to premature death to humans, I do not support this permit and call on the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District to reject this proposal in order to protect the residents of Tracy and its surrounding communities.
Petition to Port of Miami
Reduce fossil fuel emissions in the Port of Miami
Cruises are known as fun ways to relax and get to see the world – but what if that fun is coming at the expense of our health and the planet? A recent report found that one cruise ship produces the same amount of emissions as 1 million cars. Now consider the pollution in major cruise ship ports like Miami, where I live. Sign my petition asking the Port of Miami to require cruise ships take measures to reduce their emissions. Cruise ships use heavy oil, which is so toxic that on land it’s treated as hazardous waste. And these ships aren’t even implementing any exhaust abatement technologies like mufflers, which are required for trucks and passenger cars. This is not only a threat to the health of those riding on and living around these ships, it’s a threat to our planet. Living near the biggest cruise ship port in the world, my family and I are exposed to this pollution every day, and it needs to stop. If we can pressure the Port of Miami to require mufflers for all ships which enter the port, other big ports might follow their lead. When it comes to protecting the future of our planet, none of us get to take a vacation, not even the cruise ship industry. Join me in demanding that they protect their customers and the planet.
Petition to Mike Duggan
Stop the Detroit Trash Incinerator
My name is William Copeland. As an environmental educator in Detroit, I work everyday with students who are deeply affected by pollution and associated health problems. When I ask a class of students how many of them have had asthma, often half of the room raise their hands. When I broaden the question to see how many of the students have family members who’ve had an asthma attack or been hospitalized for asthma, almost every student puts their hand in the air. And my heart breaks. In 1986 a trash incinerator was built in the city of Detroit, and city residents have been battling for the right to clean air every since. Today, Detroit's asthma hospitalization rate is three times that of the state of Michigan, and in my city was ranked the fourth most challenging place to live in the United States for those with asthma. Help protect the air we breathe. Tell Detroit’s mayor to stop trash incineration in our city. By burning trash, the incinerator releases many chemicals that contribute to staggering rates of asthma and other respiratory ailments. These chemicals can include nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, dioxins, particulate matter, and lead. My friend and coworker, Melissa Sargent, lives not far from the incinerator. At a community hearing, she told a couple hundred neighbors, concerned citizens, and officials: "My husband and I and our five children live less than two miles from the incinerator. We smell the piled up garbage as we work in our garden, and as the children play outside and ride their bikes. We hear the jet engine-like sound at all hours of the night as we rock our baby back to sleep. But what I am most worried about is what we can’t smell or hear." Please sign our petition and join people like Melissa who are taking a stand for clean air and community health. The pollutants being released into Detroit’s air are not solely from our city, or even our county. The incinerator takes in refuse from numerous neighboring counties (even as far away as Canada!) and turns it into harmful pollution for Detroit residents to breath. These communities believe that they are throwing their trash 'away,' but really they are tossing their waste straight into the lungs of our friends and family. Tell Detroit’s mayor to stop treating Detroit like a toxic dumping ground and endangering the health of our neighbors and loved ones.
Petition to Michael Edwards
Help Us Get The MBI Trucking Facility Relocated Away From Our Community
Our Community has been living adjacent to an MBI Waste Transfer Station for the last 2 and a half years. Our community is filled with people of all ages from young to old. We have been exposed to the smell of garbage, diesel fuel, massive amounts of dust, constant loud noises from drills, torque wrenches and air compressors. We CAN NOT BREATH! We want our fresh air back!! We have sought help from local officials like code enforcement, DEC, city of Horseheads supervisor, highway supervisor, the owner of the land even the owner of MBI trucking with no avail. We have now gone public with the help of our local news station WETM 18 news in hopes that we will get more attention to our story. We want this Waste Transfer Station relocated immediately! Please help our community and sign our petition. With great strength and pride we can and WILL take our community back! The town of Horseheads NY supervisor is now in the process of contacting the town attorney to see what can be done. Help us let them know we're not backing down and please sign. It's time for a change!!!
Petition to Baltimore City Council
Baltimore: Shut Down The Incinerator!
The air in Baltimore is dirty. Each day over 4 million pounds of garbage from the county and as far away as New Jersey is burned in the Wheelabrator incinerator. Called "Baltimore's biggest polluter" by the Baltimore Sun, the incinerator releases dangerous carcinogens & neurotoxins into our lungs. These toxins are dangerous to everyone but especially to children, experts say. Twenty percent of children in Baltimore suffer from asthma, more than double the national average. Children in Baltimore are also hospitalized for life threatening asthma attacks at nearly 3x the rate of the national average and more than double the state average. Asthma hospitalizations are the number one reason for missed school days for children. Worse still Baltimore has the highest deaths from air pollution out of 5,695 US cities says a study by MIT. About 800 Baltimore residents die from extended exposure to our polluted air. Something isn't right in Baltimore...It's in the Air: Lead..Mercury..Dioxin..Formaldehyde..Particulate Matter.. Baltimore kids deserve a better start than this. Its time to value life, health, and clean air. It's time to shut down the Wheelabrator incinerator.
Petition to Indiana Department of Environmental Management, Tamara Havicks, Mayor Dennis Tyler, Joe Donnelly, Sue Errington, Tim Lanane, Luke Messer, Commissioner Sherry Riggin, Melanie Wright
Make Muncie Safer! Demand a Public Meeting on Exide's Permit to Pollute in Muncie!
Exide Technologies has filed an application with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management to renew their Operating Permit at their plant located at 2601 West Mt. Pleasant Blvd. in Muncie. Please join with your friends, neighbors and residents in SIGNING this PETITION requesting a public meeting on Exide’s proposed permit and emissions in Muncie. It will only take a minute or less of your time. We are residents, neighbors & merchants concerned about Exide’s long history of excessive pollution, violations and fines in Muncie. Since 1989, Exide has released 227,275 pounds of toxic pollutants- including dangerous lead, sulfuric acid and arsenic- into the air and water in Muncie. If approved, this Operating Permit will allow Exide to continue to emit 474.5 tons (949,000 pounds) of toxic pollutants in Muncie PER YEAR, including 4.86 tons (9,720 pounds) of lead. This will negatively impact local homes, businesses, residents' health, our environment and wildlife. We deserve to know more about this important public health and safety issue, including: - The negative impacts these emissions have on surrounding homes and residents’ health and safety? - Are any soil tests or impact studies on Exide’s emissions going to be required? - What regulations and air and water monitoring technology and controls will be in place to protect Muncie residents from these toxic emissions? - Can new or additional monitoring and safety devices be required like the WESP filtration device Exide’s competitor RSR has in their Indianapolis plant to reduce harmful emissions? - How often will the plant be inspected to ensure compliance (right now Exide only self-reports once every three years!)? - What measures and penalties are in place should Exide- as has occurred several times at their Muncie plant- exceed emissions or be found in non-compliance? These questions and more are why we must demand a public meeting on this issue from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. Unfortunately, we only have until July 21st to request a public meeting which is when public comment on the operating permit closes. Unless a meeting is requested, the permit will likely be approved and we will not be able to do anything to stop it...or learn more. You can also send an email by July 21st to Tamara Havics at THavics@idem.IN.gov to express your concerns and request a public meeting; refer to permit number T035-37825-00028 in your correspondence. We deserve to learn more about Exide’s permit and how we can better Protect Muncie given that Exide has one of the worst public health and environmental safety records of any company in the U.S. and have been subject to millions of dollars in fines and criminal charges in several communities- including in Muncie! For more information, or to get involved, email ProtectMuncie@gmail.com
Petition to Secretary - General of United Nations, President of the United States, Council of the European Union, Theresa May MP, International Union for the Conservation of Nature, The Chief Justice & The Justices
The Cauvery River is the lifeline of Tamils.
Respected Sir / Madam, Tamil is the ancient language. Tamils are world's first race.The birth place of the World civilization, the cradle of world culture and the World's ancient heritage center are called Tamil Nadu state, a main part in South India, The first ethnic Tamils of the world today are being destroyed by the government of own country.Tamil People live in harmony with nature. Tamils need only natural agriculture. The Cauvery River is the lifeline of Tamils.75 % of The Cauvery River Water should be issued to Tamil Nadu State. That is Ours rights.So, The Cauvery Management Board should be set up permanently. Indian government to plans to destroy nature.Tamils don't want Chemical factories, Terrible research centers and any other plant against nature. Tamils don't want plans like Methane Gas & Hydrocarbon Gas Plant in the agriculture lands at Tanjore,Neutrino Observatory at Geological Biodiversity area in Western Ghats,GAIL Pipeline Scheme to carry gas pipelines under the agricultural lands,Sterlite Copper Factory at Tuticorin,Nuclear Reactor Extension at Koodankulam, Coal Mine Extension at Neiveli and Adhani's Solar Power Plant at Sivagangai,Coca-Cola & Pepsi's Soft Drink Companies at Tirunelveli and Other places. Indian Central government acts actively and indirectly to destroy Tamil People, Tamil Language and Tamil Nadu State. Tamils are protesting against these plans and are conducting daily struggles. But the government is intimidating the police and the military.We ask you to immediately intervene in these issues and save them from danger.We urge you to take immediate action to save us. Ten crores of Tamils living worldwide are expecting your fruitful and justifying actions. Please take steps to preserve the world's first race Tamil. Your actions will be recorded and hailed in the History of mankind. Water is precious & Life source for many. Save Hills ! Save Forests !! Save Nature !!! Save Rivers ! Save Animals !! Save Agriculture Lands !!! Save Tamil People ! Save Tamil Nadu State !! Save Tamil Language !!! Yours Sincerely, V. PalaniChennai,Tamil Nadu State,India.