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Every day, we're inhaling toxic pollutants emitted by coal-operating power plants. The toxic air, which contains deadly chemicals like arsenic and mercury, has grave effects on human health — especially that of young children and fetuses.

Despite this information, corporate profit lobbyists are attempting to block the power of the EPA to regulate clean-air initiatives and legislation. The TRAIN Act (H.R. 2401) would allow corporate interests to determine America's regulation on pollution.

These attacks on the country's environmental health are deeply misguided and unfounded — without mercury, lead, and arsenic emission regulations, the toxic chemicals will no-doubt have serious health effects on young children and unborn babies.

Once again, we need to speak out against those who put corporate interests over the health of our nation. Write to President Obama asking him to reject the TRAIN Act.

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Dear President Obama,

Some lobbyists in Washington are demonstrating their lack of regard for human health by supporting a piece of legislation that would prevent the EPA from regulating certain kinds of pollution. The TRAIN Act (H.R. 2401) would allow corporate interests to prevail in the management of arsenic, lead, and mercury emissions that occur as a result of coal-fired power plants.

The fact is, chemicals like arsenic, lead, and mercury are very harmful to those with otherwise compromised immune systems — this means babies, fetuses, and the elderly.

But because profit is the most important thing to these lobbyists, they have done all they can to retain the right to regulate the pollution.

We simply cannot have corporate entities in charge of public health decisions — especially when they involve children's health.

If the TRAIN Act makes it all the way to your desk for final signing, I ask that you throw away the legislation immediately so no one will have to suffer the harmful effects of dangerous chemicals in our air.

Thank you for your time.

Petition Signatures


Apr 23, 2018 Yvonne LeBris Money is important in life but remember that if you die younger because of pollution you won't take it with you.!!!!
Apr 12, 2018 Kristine Richter
Apr 11, 2018 Lisa vasta
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Apr 5, 2018 Erin McCarty
Apr 5, 2018 Maureen Wheeler
Apr 5, 2018 Helen Smylie
Apr 5, 2018 Janis Higgins
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Apr 2, 2018 jo lerberg
Apr 2, 2018 Maryanna Moskal
Apr 2, 2018 Fabian Müller
Apr 1, 2018 Mary Smith
Mar 31, 2018 Nan Newall
Mar 29, 2018 Julie Hansen
Mar 27, 2018 Angela LaRochelle
Mar 27, 2018 Angelita Ritz
Mar 26, 2018 Kate Ravenstein
Mar 25, 2018 Erin Sackmann
Mar 25, 2018 Margaret Brown
Mar 25, 2018 A S
Mar 25, 2018 Shannon Leitner
Mar 20, 2018 Lesley Adamson
Mar 18, 2018 lisa carter
Mar 18, 2018 dana newsom
Mar 13, 2018 William Busi
Mar 7, 2018 Jean McEvoy
Mar 7, 2018 Anne-Marie Henkes
Mar 5, 2018 Chris Spaanenburg
Mar 4, 2018 DD REDMAN
Mar 4, 2018 JENNIFER NIKOLOPOULOS
Mar 4, 2018 Jason Saville
Mar 3, 2018 DIANE FLETCHER
Mar 1, 2018 Shannon horton
Mar 1, 2018 Julie Berberi
Mar 1, 2018 Kathy Ruopp
Mar 1, 2018 Marge Schwartz
Mar 1, 2018 Amber Greenwood
Feb 27, 2018 Walter Johnson
Feb 21, 2018 Lynn Gaudette
Feb 21, 2018 Jenny Fortsch
Feb 21, 2018 Wanda Anthony
Feb 21, 2018 Tobey Thatcher
Feb 20, 2018 renay lawrence
Feb 13, 2018 Karen Carson
Feb 13, 2018 Robert Furem
Feb 11, 2018 April Kohles
Feb 11, 2018 Kati Sonnenburg
Feb 1, 2018 barbara gale
Feb 1, 2018 Lee Barrilleaux

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