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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
1,607 supporters
Started 3 weeks ago

Petition to Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi

Rally for Rivers

Why This is started?25% of India is turning into desert. Today we have 75% less water per person than in 1947. By 2030 we will have only 50% of the water we need for our survival.India has essentially grown along the banks of major rivers. Our ancient civilizations were born along the waters, and they perished when the rivers shifted course.For many millennia, we maintained the sanctity of this relationship. But in the last few decades, due to the pressures of population and development, our perennial rivers are becoming seasonal.Many of the smaller rivers have already vanished. The Ganga and Indus are two of the world’s most endangered rivers, according to WWF.The Narmada, Krishna and Kaveri do not reach the sea four months of the year. Water levels in almost every major river have declined severely.If we do not act now to reverse the serious decline of these lifelines, the next generation will pay a very heavy price. How can we save our Rivers?The simplest solution to rejuvenate India’s rivers is to maintain a minimum of one kilometer tree cover on riversides. Forest trees can be planted on government land and fruit trees on farm land. This will ensure our rivers are fed throughout the year by the moist soil. This will also reduce floods, drought and soil loss, and increase farmers’ incomes.The benefits of tree planting have been indisputably demonstrated by Project GreenHands (IshaFoundation.org).Native forest trees would be planted in government-owned land along riverbanks. Organic fruit tree cultivation would be taken up on private farmers’ lands.This solution ensures that rivers are restored while also enhancing farmers’ livelihood by more than doubling their income in five years. The availability of fruit also improves nutritional intake among people.Trees help keep rivers perennial, mitigate floods and drought, increase precipitation, mitigate climate change and prevent soil erosion. How can I contribute now?To Submit a policy recommendation for central government, people support is very vital. Hence this petition is being created.You can also pledge your support by giving a missed call to the below number.+91 80009 80009

Akhil Agarwal
101 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Dianne Feinstein, Kamala Harris, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, John Barrasso, Tom Carper, James Inhofe, Shelley Capito, John Boozman, Roger Wicker, Deb Fischer, Jerry Moran, Mike Rounds, Joni Ernst, Dan Sullivan, Richard Shelby, Bernie Sanders, Ben Cardin, Sheldon Whitehouse, Jeff Merkley, Kirsten Gillibrand, Cory Booker, Edward Markey, Tammy Duckworth

Tell Congress to Maintain EPA & NOAA Funding

Protect Our Oceans. Protect Our Health. Protect Our EPA & NOAA. The White House recently proposed debilitating budget and workforce cuts for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) starting this October when the 2018 fiscal year begins. Every department seems to be affected; from environmental justice programs and science education, to research and monitoring. In the new administration’s plan, many critical ocean grants, programs, and services will be completely eliminated unless our representatives and legislators vote against the cuts in Congress. This comes at a critical time when America’s coastal infrastructure is failing in the face of intensifying storms and rising seas associated with climate change. We should be doubling down on efforts to prepare and defend our coastlines. We should be empowering scientists, researchers, and youth in America to become stewards for our ocean and environment. We should be investing our hard-earned tax dollars into the next generation of ocean innovation. Instead, the proposals drastically reduce fundamental resources to prepare and respond to environmental emergencies. The White House’s plan includes slashing the EPA budget by 31 percent — to the tune of $2.6 billion — and reducing staff by more than 3,200 people. The EPA is already operating on a lean budget – federal funding has been decreased by over $2 billion since 2010. Nearly three-quarters of the EPA’s annual budget goes toward funding grants for states, tribes, and contractors. These grants aid crucial environmental cleanup, monitoring, and preparedness efforts. Commonly known for its weather forecasting services, NOAA also leads the nation on climate monitoring, fisheries, and ocean services. NOAA’s annual budget is $5.6 billion, a small fraction of the overall federal budget. The administration proposed a stiff 17% cut to NOAA’s overall budget. And, a 22% reduction in funding for NOAA’s National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service, which creates and operates weather satellites. This program also houses the National Centers for Environmental Information – an essential environmental science research center and repository of climate data.  Additionally, climate protection programs would suffer a nearly 70% cut, which would thwart efforts to prepare for sea level rise, adapt to hotter urban areas, and buffer our communities for increased storm intensity and flooding. This is particularly important as previous worst case scenario projections for sea level rise in Southern California – 5.5 feet by 2100 – are now being revised to predict even more extreme impacts as ice sheets at our planet’s poles are melting faster than expected. Beach tourism and the coast recreation economy are valued at close to $90 billion, so EPA’s investment of $10 million annually in beach water quality monitoring makes fiscal and public health sense to ensure that beachgoers are healthy and safe. However, the Beach Grant Program would suffer complete elimination. This vital program supports weekly water quality sampling at beaches across the country, and, helps to sustain thriving marine life and public awareness of pollution for the 90 million people visiting our nation’s beaches annually. Environmental education through the EPA would be cut by over 90% - a disservice to preparing and educating our youth, who are the future stewards of our nation. And, communities who are already the most under-served would be disproportionately impacted by the planned 78% cuts to environmental justice programs. Funding would be completely zeroed out for several targeted programs, including the national estuary program – long-term management planning to improve water quality and living conditions for 28 critical estuaries located along the Atlantic, Gulf, and Pacific coasts and in Puerto Rico, and Sea Grant – a well-leveraged scientific research partnership with top universities throughout the nation. Removing the Sea Grant program would cut funding for important fisheries, wetlands, wildlife, and public health research at 33 universities across the country – this is hands-on and applied research that informs management and protection of our economically and environmentally beneficial coastal and ocean resources. The new administration’s proposals would cripple our efforts to safeguard marine habitats, threatened animals, and coastal resilience – placing entire communities and ecosystems at a further disadvantage. The White House has said it is committed to promoting clean water and clean air, but these proposed actions demonstrate otherwise. It seems virtually impossible to maintain basic environmental and public health protections, given such deep cuts and job losses. Please help Heal the Bay and many other trusted environmental groups nationwide in our effort to keep the EPA and NOAA from being disabled. Tell your State Senators, Congressional Representatives and Legislators that funding for the EPA and NOAA is important to you, your family, your business and community.

Heal the Bay
74,735 supporters