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toxins

3 petitions

Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Scott Pruitt, Walter Mugdan, President of the United States, Chris Christie, Andy Hobbs, Cory Booker, Frank Pallone, Scott Heck, John M. Speer, John Prince

USEPA: Protect 2 million Americans' water + stop toxic discharge in Ringwood State Park!

Support the Edison Wetlands Association's work to save historic Ringwood State Park and help protect drinking water for over 2 million New Jersey residents! The Ringwood Mines Superfund Site is located in the historic and naturally breathtaking mining district in Passaic County, New Jersey; the iron mined by the Ramapough community in Ringwood was used in the construction of the United States Capitol Dome in Washington D.C., the George Washington Bridge going into New York City, the cannon balls fired in WW1 and WW2, and many other national treasures. Ford Motor Company turned this one-of-a-kind piece of American history into a toxic wasteland, dumping paint sludges and other toxic industrial wastes laden with lead, benzene, and 1,4-dioxane directly onto the ground and in the mines throughout the 1960s and 70s. This has poisoned Upper Ringwood families' resources for decades, who suffer devastating health impacts, staggering rates of premature deaths, rare cancers, and autoimmune diseases believed to be linked to the toxins left in their home. Even now in 2017, an ongoing source of cancer-causing chemicals is discharging into Ringwood State Park, directly upstream from a drinking water resource for over 2 million Americans, the Wanaque Reservoir. A May 2017 report from the North Jersey District Water Supply Commission states, "Since the existing [water treatment] plant cannot remove 1,4-dioxane, if the contaminant was to reach the intake it will impact the finished water quality" - confirming the unacceptable threat the contaminants pose to the health of millions, including our most vulnerable population, our children. Tell our elected officials and the United States Environmental Protection Agency to require Ford Motor Company to remove all of the waste it abandoned in Ringwood, not simply cover the problem with a cap, which Ringwood taxpayers will need to maintain forever. The security of clean drinking water should not be governed by one's zip code. Take action now - the families of Ringwood, and anyone who believes a State Park should be safe to enjoy and drinking water safeguarded, are counting on YOU! Please consider donating to the 501(C)(3) non-profit Edison Wetlands Association, dedicated to protecting human health and the environment through education, action, and public awareness. Follow this link to watch "Troubled Water" on Monday, August 14th, which examines leaking toxic nightmares across the United States, putting American families from sea to polluted sea at peril: News21 "Troubled Water" Documentary (CLICK)

Edison Wetlands Association
1,712 supporters
Update posted 2 years ago

Petition to US Department of Agriculture

Ban the chemical that’s killing our bees

The ability to put food on our tables is under threat. Bees pollinate much of our produce, and bees are dying off at an alarming rate. We need the United States Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency to take action before it is too late. Imagine a world where fresh produce is a luxury most families can’t afford. That will be the reality if the USDA and the EPA don't take action. Bees responsible for the pollination of over $15 billion dollars in crops every year are dying off by the millions. It is called colony collapse disorder, and for a long time its cause was a mystery. But we now know that a popular pesticide is what’s killing our bees and discontinuing its use would help end colony collapse disorder. The agriculture industry uses seeds coated with a pesticide called neonicotinoids. Approved by the Environmental Protection Agency based on a study funded by the makers of the pesticide, neonicotinoids are an addictive toxin bees absorb and take back to the hive or nest. The neonicotinoid spreads through the bee colony and eventually kills all the bees. In turn, crops are not pollinated and are unable to produce fruit. Because of this pesticide, one-third of US beehives are being decimated every year. California has already lost 90% of its bee population. The European Union has already banned neonicotinoids, and it is now time for the United States to follow suit. We are calling on the USDA and the EPA to implement a US ban immediately, before it is too late. Neonicotinoids have been used in seeds that cover more than 150 million acres -- that is the size of California and Washington combined. In one incident, over 37 million bees died after one corn crop was planted with the toxin. Crops and food prices have already taken a hit because of record-breaking droughts. Add colony collapse disorder to the mix, and our tables will soon be empty of the fruits and vegetables we’ve come to count on. Do we want to leave our children and grandchildren a world without bees? The stakes are too high, and we owe it to them to take action now. Join me in asking the USDA and the EPA to ban the manufacturing and use of neonicotinoids.    Get more details here: http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/research/2012/120111KrupkeBees http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2012/04/pesticide-tied-to-bee-colony-collapse/ http://marketbusinessnews.com/bees-crave-neonicotinoid-pesticides-like-humans-with-nicotine/58089 http://naturalsociety.com/37-million-bees-found-dead-canada-large-gmo-crop-planting/ http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/pubs/pest/_fact-fiche/neonicotinoid/neonicotinoid-eng.php http://www.organichealthylifestyle.com/the-plight-of-pollinators-today/

Nancy Addison
174,525 supporters