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Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Vallejo City Council and Planning Commission

Please Help Stop Vallejo from Cementing a Toxic Future

Say "No" to Deep-Water Terminal & Cement Production on San Francisco Bay. Air and water do not know city limits: Residents of Vallejo and neighboring communities (Benicia, Crocket, American Canyon, Napa), people who live or work in the area may sign.  On the beautiful San Francisco bay, where it meets the Napa River, is the city of Vallejo. There is a 2-part project proposed to build a cement production plant with deep water terminal for cargo ships: VMT/Orcem. This is currently in a residential area where families with children live. Though cleaning up the old waterfront and the remains of the 1869-2004 Starr flour mill is good, this is not the right project: Orcem proposes a "green" cement plant, but there is nothing green about slag cement. The company is "greenwashing". This facility would operate 24/7/365 with all the noise, light, and shipping, rail and road traffic through dense residential neighborhoods. Watch video here  DEIR from 2015 (executive summary pages 21-60) Vallejo has a toxic past, we want to see a truly green future. Create jobs and economic growth safely. Please help us keep the Sperry Mill renovated for light industrial or mixed use residential, recreation, business and retail. Vallejo is home to many children, let's work together to give them and Vallejo a bright future. For more information:

Jessica Toth
1,667 supporters
Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to Marco Rubio, Environmental Protection Agency, Rick Scott, Bill Nelson, Bill Posey, Randy Fine

Indian River Lagoon- Open the Port Locks- Drain the Poop

WE THE PEOPLE ASK OUR STATE GOVERNMENT TO STEP IN AND MAKE THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT OPEN THE LOCKS AND FLUSH THE LAGOON. Please sign and promote this Petition so our voices can be heard with Power!!! (this is a serious impact to tourism and the economy, who wants to live in Brevard or near the Poop Lagoon- the impact is more than drainage issues, it is now impacting people moving to or visiting the East Coast)   Top photo-imagery of Chlorophyll a – an indicator of the Brown Tide. To the left is an image from February 2016 at the time of the fish kill. The other two images are recent. Images are dated. Anything at or over 4 µg/L is high. Image from last week show numbers at or greater than 140 µg/L just north and south of the Cocoa Beach wastewater plant. We're fixin' to see another fish kill...     Flushing the lagoon, is it the best solution to buy us time to really fix the problems? If you doubt its ability to work, please read some of the science behind it. The lagoon is shallow and could be cleared in 70-100 days, at which time the system could be closed to see how the lagoon then reacts and recovers with reduced nutrients. The system would not keep running 24/7 indefinitely, we just need to reduce the get the nutrient load out of the lagoon.   The lagoon doesn’t have time left for the current solutions, most of Brevard is poised for another fish kill. It’s going to cost billions of dollars to fix Brevard. The lagoon tax is only going to raise $360 million. Citizens are already complaining, if there isn’t any progress, a return on investment, then Brevard will never convince its citizens to pass another tax, and the funding will dry up even more than it already is. FOX NEWS Derrol Nail FOX 35February 22 at 1:58pmWalking along the shore of the Indian River Lagoon in Palm Bay, a marine scientist easily plucked a clump of stringy algea out of the shallow water that he says is feeding on human sewage. "It's really not a good place to fish, or recreate anymore" says Peter Barile, a Senior Scientist at Marine Research and Consulting, who just released the results of his two year study on human sewage pollution’s impact on the IRL. “It's downright dangerous at this point." Barile says it's no secret the Indian River Lagoon is dying-- but his newly published research is the first to point to human sewage as the primary culprit for harmful macro algae blooms in the IRL. “We’re seeing harmful algal blooms and fish kills" said Barile. "And, we’re seeing infections of dolphins with antibiotic resistance and bacteria, that can only come from one place: human sewage“ Barile says he was able to find a scientific link between human sewage, and the algea growing in the lagoon. He says the nitrogen isotopes found in the algae are the same nitrogen isotopes found in human sewage. “This is a smoking gun. Until now, the nitrogen sources that are feeding the Lagoon’s algal blooms have been an enigma,” said Barile, who’s study was funded by the non-profit Florida Wetlands Forever. One of the sewage sources, he says, are thousands of homes septic tanks clustered around lagoon fed canals in Brevard County. "We know that by measuring the algea within those canal systems, that the area is hot” said Barile. “It’s receiving a lot of septic tank nitrogen that's coming down the tributary and into the Indian River Lagoon." Another source: failing wastwater plants in Brevard County. Barile says during heavy rains-- millions of gallons of raw sewage is directly dumped into the lagoon by overloaded treatment plants. Recently, the county dumped 20 million gallons of raw sewage diluted with rain water after Hurricane Irma. The American Society of Civil Engineers says Brevard is in need of more than $3 billion dollars of wastewater upgrades. In 2016, voters in Brevard County passed a half cent sales tax to raise $300 million dollars over ten years for lagoon restoration projects. But so far, only fraction of the the first $70 million of projects approved by the county are for wastewater improvements. Instead, most are for muck removal and stormwater improvements. Barile says that’s a mistake. "It's very clear that resource managers on the IRL need to be much more aggressive at addressing human wastewater as a significant source driving harmful algal blooms” said Barile.      

Corey James
3,069 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to General Mills, Kellogg, Coca-Cola, Mars, Nestlé, PepsiCo,, eBay, Walmart, DuPont, Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, Walgreens, NIKE, Adidas, Dean Foods, Dole Food, Land O'Lakes, Kroger, Kraft

Urge Companies to Ditch Plastic and Find Alternatives

Plastic is the number one trash problem we have been faced with in our generation. It is in our oceans, landfills, lakes, it blows around our land and is being found in almost all living creatures. It is nearly impossible to go shopping and not buy plastic of some sort. It is time for things to change on a corporate level, it is time for companies to start switching over to other alternatives. There is technology that exists that give us alternatives and it is time for these large companies to start utilizing these technologies. In signing this petition you are making a stand to demand that companies find new solutions and stop being part of the problem. You are also stating that you yourself are going to look for alternatives to plastic and try to work toward a solution as well. We are all affected by the over use of plastic in our world. In a study commissioned by data journalism outlet Orb, 83% of tap water samples collected from over a dozen countries on five continents tested positive for microplastic. In a US study they found microplastic in 94% of tap water.  There are about 300 million tons of plastic produced annually. There are studies that are researching the effect on marine life and birds like this one, Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization. They said "So much plastic trash is flowing into the oceans that 90 percent of seabirds eat it now and virtually every one will be consuming it by 2050." In 1960 plastic was found in only 5% of birds. During this study the plastic found inside birds includes bags, bottle caps, synthetic fibers from clothing, and tiny rice-sized bits that have been broken down by the sun and waves. Tipa is an Israeli company that produce plastic alternative packaging. Nature works a company in Nebraska creates a plastic alternative made from corn. Biome Bioplastics is one of the UK’s leading developers of natural plastics. We are demanding change! Big companies, its time to get on board and ditch the plastic!  

keila theiss
573 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Indiana State House, Indiana State Senate, Indiana Governor

Protect Drivers from the Dangers of Carbon Monoxide: Pass Savannah's Law

In 2015, My wife and I lost our daughter, Savannah. She was with her boyfriend, heading to the mall like a typical teenager when Savannah suddenly passed out. Her boyfriend tried to go to the hospital, but he too passed out. Only one of them ever woke up. Savannah had been overcome by carbon monoxide poisoning. In our grief, we struggled to understand how this could happen. We discovered that a simple emissions test would have detected the issue and prevented her death. It was a fact that was hard to come to terms with, and now we want to make sure such a tragic, preventable loss doesn’t happen to anyone else’s loved one. We are proposing Savannah’s Law to require all cars on the road to get a proper emissions test. Our first goal is to get the law passed in our home state of Indiana, where Savannah passed away. Emissions tests are needed to detect deterioration and rust, especially as a car gets older. The older the car, the higher the risk of there being an emissions issue that could lead to tragedy. This is what happened to Savannah. There were no warning signs. Without an emissions test, there was no way to know the car had become a ticking time bomb. Savannah’s Law would require all cars 10 years old or less, to get a biannual emissions test. Vehicles older than 10 years would have annual tests. Currently, only two counties in all of Indiana require any kind of emissions testing. These patchwork emissions testing requirements are an issue across the country, and it is costing lives. Please help us protect people from vehicles with deadly carbon monoxide leaks. Not only will we save lives, but we will improve air quality. Sign our petition asking the Indiana legislature and governor to pass Savannah’s Law.

John Bettis
68,769 supporters