7 petitions

Started 1 month ago

Petition to California Natural Resources Agency, Jerry Brown

Help Save The Salton Sea

Many years ago, the Salton Sea was a booming tourist spot, with many hotels and hundreds at the beaches. If you go today, the areas around it are either farmlands, or abandoned, barely populated ghost towns. For years, farms have been putting agricultural runoff into the lake. This has made the salt leves over 25% more than the ocean. The runoff also has pesticides and heavy metals, polluting the lake. As the water evaporates, this salt and pollution gets more concentrated, making it harder for animals to live there The Salton Sea is a stop for thousands of birds in the Pacific Flyway. It is important for them to get rest and nourishment at this stop. A polluted lake, and dying fish mean that it will soon be a hazard for birds to drink and eat here, with toxins everywhere.      If the lake gets restored, it could become a huge ecosystem supporting life for many plants and animals. The Lake is not only a hazard for birds and fish, but also the people living near the lake. Asthma rates for people living in Imperial county are double the rates in the rest of California, and many other respiratory issues are common. On bad days, the air quality looks like this. This is hurting children and all living near the lake. If it dires up more, the dust and smelly gas (which is full of toxins such a lead) could reach cities many miles away, the smell can reach L.A! The most prominent solution is to build a pipeline from the ocean to the sea. The lake is below sea level, so it will use gravity to make water flow. This pipeline will increase the level of the lake, getting rid of the dust plains. This will prevent the dust clouds, decrease the lakes salt level, and provide a habitat for many animals. We need to make the government know people care about this issue and want a solution to be put into place. Contact For Jerry Brown 

Parker Culverhouse
237 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Jim Kenney, Darrell Clarke, Cindy Bass, Jannie Blackwell, Kenyatta Johnson, Curtis Jones, Maria D. Quinines Sanchez, Mark Squilla, Bobby Henon, Cherelle Parker, Brian J. O'Neill, Blondell Reynolds Brown, Allan Domb, Derek Green, David Oh, Helen Gym, William Greenlee, Al Taubenberger, Pamela A DeLissio, James R Roebuck Jr., Donna Bullock, Emilio Vazquez, Rosita Youngblood, Stephen Kinsey, Representative Chris Rabb, Angel Cruz, Jordan Harris, Art Haywood, Sharif Street, Vincent Hughes, Lawrence M Farnese Jr.

Stop Construction of a Polluting and Useless Power Plant!

Got Asthma?  Got Heart Disease? Got Dementia?  Want some?  No one does.  Don't allow a natural gas power plant to be built near you, or us.   Please sign the petition to prevent a polluting gas power plant from being constructed close to my city block, in Philadelphia.  37,000 people, 12 schools, 3 university campuses, and several day care centers operate within one mile of the site.  SEPTA (Southeastern Transportation Authority) has applied to build this natural gas power plant, in a low income neighborhood,  to generate electricity.  However, SEPTA has absolutely no need for increased electrical power. PA is a fracking state. The natural gas industry and SEPTA struck a deal back in 2012.  It's a health threat to us, and another investment in fossil fuel energy, and climate change.  The natural gas process, from drill site, to pipeline, compressor stations, and gas plant,  warms the global temperature more than other fossil fuels (oil and coal,) due to methane leaks. Please sign this petition to Philadelphia's Mayor Kenney and local legislators, asking them to prevent SEPTA's gas plant from being constructed.   Thank you!

Lynn Robinson
358 supporters
Update posted 6 months ago

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.

William Copeland and Our Climate Voices
14,262 supporters
Started 8 months ago

Petition to Cincinnati City Council Members

No to Zone Change Requested by Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Stop the Destruction of Another Cincinnati Neighborhood To learn more, review the Power Point document Read the letter to the Zoning Commission Photo of proposed hospital- proposed to drop into a residential neighborhood. Cincinnati Children's Hospital is requesting a zone change which permanently closes portions of Erkenbrecher Ave. and Hearne Ave in Avondale in order to build a massive hospital wing & parking garage. This development wipes out a large portion of houses and includes no plans for the remaining homeowners who will be left behind to endure 5 years of construction. The community was not involved in the planning of his massive development, it was done behind close doors with the help of a few of our current elected officials. Reporting the plan in community meetings is not involving the community and is not acceptable. This Goliath development cannot be isolated to the need for a new hospital tower. The greater impact on the further destruction of a vulnerable Black neighborhood must be in the forefront. YES to listening to the vote of the Community Councils recognized by the city as the voice of the community. YES to a Health Impact Study Assessment Study (Google to see how these studies aid massive developments) YES to  transparency which involves residents in planning massive developments for our community NO to demolition of Avondale homes for corporate expansion–over 300 homes demolished to date and families displaced NO to the deceptive purchasing of property for hospital expansion NO to pollution caused by daily traffic gridlock on our residential streets contributing to “20 years less life expectancy for Avondale Families” and high Asthma rates *Source Cincinnati Heath Department NO to higher property taxes for homeowners due to the Gentrification of Avondale  

Avondale Community Council
44 supporters