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toxics

56 petitions

Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Steve Chabot, Louis Blessing, Rob Portman, Bill Seitz, Sherrod Brown, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

Stop development of Gas Compressor Station at 10210 Dry Fork Rd Harrison, OH 45030

This is a petition to voice concerns over the development of the Gas Compression Station at 10210 Dry Fork Rd. in Crosby Township on the border of Harrison, Ohio. If you feel that this could be detrimental to the health and safety of our community, please sign this petition. This petition is being addressed to Louis Blessing III (Congressional Representative of District 29), Steve Chabot (U.S. Representative for Ohio's 1st Congressional District), Rob Portman (Senator of Ohio), Bill Seitz (Senator of Ohio District 8), Sherrod Brown (Senator of Ohio), and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). _______________________________________________________ Adapted from "Green-Light Given to Gas Compression Station" from The Harrison Press (http://www.theharrison-press.com  You can read the full article at http://www.theharrison-press.com/news/green-light-given-gas-compressor-station. "The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has granted authorization to Texas Gas for the construction and operation of a gas compressor station to be built adjacent to the Miami Whitewater Park directly beside a campground. The compressor station project is part of a larger proposed Northern Supply Access Project that will meet the “increased demand” of customers, according to an order-issuing certificate, which gives permission for Texas Gas to begin the process for the transmission facility. Opponents of the compressor station express concerns over gas leaks, possible explosions or fires, habitat fragmentation, water contamination, air pollution, health hazards, noise pollution and waste disposal. Over the years, across the country, numerous complaints about compressor stations have been documented. The stations release methane gas and other toxins, which contributes to global warming and could pose health concerns for residents visiting the park while camping or within striking distance of the compressor station. The campground within the Miami Whitewater Park is located 1,400 feet southeast of the compressor station site. Toxins released into the atmosphere can result in health hazards, according to residents of other communities where compressor stations have been built. Chemicals in the air may cause shortness of breath, headaches, chronic sore throats, frequent nosebleeds, burning eyes, skin irritation, dizziness, thyroid problems, nervous system impacts nausea and impact the nervous and respiratory systems of people living within two miles of a compressor station, according to a Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project internal review. It’s been reported that a radioactive gas called Radon-222 is emitted from compressor stations, and during “blow-downs” these toxins can deposit into neighboring communities, according to a US Geological Survey open file report. There are residences located about 2,200 feet east-northeast of the station site, and a group of residences west of the station site are located about 1,880 feet northwest. The nearest residence in the Miami Trace Condominium community is approximately 2,440 feet southwest from the compressor station site, according to FERC’s report. Harrison Junior high school is about a half-mile away from the intended site. As well, the compressor station emits a low frequency hum. Sound buffering provided by Texas Gas may mitigate the noise pollution, but opponents to the station feel that campers at the Miami Whitewater Park will be adversely affected by the humming coming from the compressor. The constant humming may also have a psychological effect that may be detrimental to wildlife health. The humming can be heard up to several miles away, depending on the wind, according to sources." ________________________________________________________  

Brian Wolterman
681 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Maggie Barry, Dr Jan Wright, Lou Sanson, John Key, Neil Silver, Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman

STOP 1080 Poison Drop, near Tira Ora Estate, New Zealand. People and animals live here

Tira Ora is a Wildlife Sanctuary. Volunteers from New Zealand and 20 different countries in the world visit Tira Ora each year, to get a 1st Class opportunity to live close to Nature, drink from our river, and hunt, fish and eat from the land. Bird watching and photography is superb. We protect the following birds from 1080 Poison: Endemic birdsBellbird/KorimakoFantail/PīwakawakaGrey warbler/RiroriroNZ Falcon/KāreareaNZ Pigeon/KererūParadise Shelduck/PūtangitangiTui/TūīVariable Oystercatcher/Tōrea PangoWeka Native BirdsAustralasian Gannet/TākapuBlack-Backed Gull/KaroroBlue Penguin/KororāMorepork/RuruNankeen Night HeronPied shag/KāruhiruhiPukeko/PūkekoRoyal Spoonbill/Kōtuku NgutupapaSilvereye /TauhouSpur-winged PloverWelcome Swallow/WarouWhite-Faced Heron/Matuku Moana Introduced BirdsBlackbird/Manu PangoCalifornia QuailChaffinch/PahiriniGoldfinchGreenfinchYellowhammer We also have horses, llama, ostriches, donkeys, poultry, dogs and cats who all drink from the river. Please STOP the 1080 Drop scheduled for our area, because we are a Global Exchange Community, and Wildlife Sanctuary, full of Native Birds at present. 1080 poison misadventure will ruin our established lifestyle. 1080 poison KILLS Birds. 1080 Poison KILLS Dogs, and other mammals. There is no antidote for 1080 Poison.

Annebeth Riles
3,216 supporters
Started 2 months ago

Petition to Delos M. Cosgrove M.D. and the Cleveland Clinic Board of Directors

Don't Punish Dr. Daniel Neides For Encouraging Development of Maximally Safe Vaccines

Increasing exposure to toxic substances from a wide variety of sources is a growing problem in contemporary society. Current medical science is demonstrating that toxic exposures can cause major negative effects that were not known even a few years ago. It is reasonable to be concerned about toxicity issues and to take appropriate measures to protect one’s self and one’s children from toxic harm - including by asking scientists to investigate toxic threats more proactively. However, large pharmaceutical companies that make vaccines are protected by law from being sued by consumers for vaccine injuries. As a society, we need to be certain that these companies are making safe vaccines. A few facts about vaccines: 1. Vaccines are acknowledged to include toxic substances in the preservatives and adjuvants. 2. Vaccines are injected directly into the body. 3. Virtually everyone in contemporary society is vaccinated. 4. The most frequent recipients of vaccines (babies, children and the elderly) also are the most vulnerable segments of our population, in both their physiological propensity for harm and their inability to protect themselves from having harm done to them. Pharmaceutical companies make large profits from selling vaccines, with almost zero liability. This creates a dangerous space for conflict of interest.  How can we make sure that companies focus on making those vaccines as safe as they can be? One way is to encourage open and forthright discussions in the public domain about the current risks of vaccines and whether it is possible that those risks can be reduced. The recent article by Dr. Daniel Neides - titled “Make 2017 the year to avoid toxins” – on the Cleveland.com website is a good example of how that kind of open public discussion ideally works. Maximized vaccine safety is something that every single person in society has a stake in promoting and that we all should be able to unite behind as an important goal. Therefore, we – members of the general population who have the potential of being affected negatively by the use of vaccines – request of the Cleveland Clinic’s president/CEO and board of directors: * That the organization drop its stated plans to discipline this doctor for writing this article. * That the organization support a free and unrestricted discussion of the topics of the dangers of toxicity and the need for vaccines to be as safe as they can be in the future. Thank you. Sign up to receive an email about the Cleveland Clinic's decision about this matter here: http://eepurl.com/cwY2Xn Original article: http://www.cleveland.com/lyndhurst-south-euclid/index.ssf/2017/01/make_2017_the_year_to_avoid_to.html Cleveland Clinic response: http://www.cleveland.com/healthfit/index.ssf/2017/01/cleveland_clinic_doc_apologizes_for_anti_vax_column_hospital_promises_discipline.html#incart_river_home Cleveland Clinic Board of Directors: http://my.clevelandclinic.org/about/overview/leadership/board-of-directors#list-of-directors-tab Email address for this petition: maximizevaccinesafety@gmail.com

Kim Goodwin
4,187 supporters
Update posted 3 months ago

Petition to Portland City Council

Pass an organic land care ordinance in Portland, Maine

Organic land care is the way of the future. More than 25 Maine communities already restrict conventional pesticides. Most of Canada has banned both the use and sale of conventional pesticides. France started rolling out its own ban in 2017. In 2016, South Portland passed the strongest organic land care ordinance in the country. Portland residents want an ordinance as strong OR stronger than South Portland's. Responding to resident complaints, the city finally eliminated its sidewalk Roundup spray program in 2016. The city is also working to reduce pesticide use. But the pace is slow and city staff still cling to IPM, which allows the use of conventional pesticides and fertilizers for cosmetic purposes. Meanwhile, any property owner in the city is free to buy conventional pesticides and apply them as they see fit. This often means high risk conventional pesticides run-off into storm drains and drift into neighboring yards. Residents and visitors continue to be exposed to pesticides used on city athletic fields, the city golf course and by untrained property owners. Retailers remain free to sell these varied chemicals linked to diseases in both humans and animals; known to kill bees and other pollinators; and that negatively affect our environment and coastal waters.. In 2015, the city spent $25,000 on synthetic pesticides for the Riverside Golf Course, which abuts the Presumpscot River.  Our property rights are taken from us when pesticides drift and runoff from neighboring properties and kill foraging honey bees, butterflies and other pollinators. Children and pets often run across or lay down in treated areas.  Other communities in Maine, across the country and around the world have restricted conventional pesticides within their city limits. Eldredge Lumber and Hardware, which has a retail center in Portland, has removed all synthetic pesticides and fertilizers from its store shelves and replaced them with organics and seen sales rise 30 percent. Organic land care is the way of the future. PETITION We the undersigned Portland residents, property owners, workers, business owners and visitors ask the City Council to reject IPM and enact an organic land care ordinance restricting the use and sale of conventional pesticides and fertilizers and permitting those allowed in the National Organic Program. It is our duty to advocate for children, pets and pollinators today. By passing such an ordinance, the Portland City Council can keep our community and environment healthy and thriving and maintain our place as a leading green city.

Portland Protectors
1,035 supporters