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The 1972 Clean Water Act prohibited mining companies from dumping their waste into rivers, lakes, and streams. But a Bush-era initiative created a loophole that allowed miners to begin using public waterways as waste dumps.

Mining companies are taking advantage of the loophole and dumping their toxic waste into America's bodies of water—fueling pollution and creating monumental health problems for both humans and animals. Sign the petition telling EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to close the loophole.

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Dear EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson:

I find it appalling that, despite the knowledge of global warming, the United States government is still allowing waste to be dumped into our public waterways. The Clean Water Act of 1972 was enacted to prohibit the polluting of lakes, rivers, and streams. Yet the Bush administration created a loophole in the law, which has made it so that mining companies are no longer sanctioned from dumping their waste.

This loophole one of the most irresponsible governmental initiatives I've seen, as water pollution doesn't just affect its surrounding communities, it affects the whole world. Creating the loophole means that the government is simply endorsing global warming, and worse, contributing to it.

Mining waste, like any other toxic material, belongs in its right place—and it's not in our waterways. Please work toward closing the loophole and ensuring our health won't be affected by mining waste.


Petition Signatures

Apr 10, 2018 Jerrold Osborn
Apr 9, 2018 Margaret McGlaun
Apr 9, 2018 Ann Lindholm
Apr 9, 2018 Shawnda Drennen-Schwartz
Apr 7, 2018 Ertie Evangelista
Apr 7, 2018 Anne-Marie Henkes
Apr 6, 2018 Kim Johnson
Apr 6, 2018 Tammy Jeter
Apr 5, 2018 Mariah Oyondi
Apr 5, 2018 Maureen Wheeler
Apr 5, 2018 Melanie Chischilly
Apr 5, 2018 Marge Schwartz
Apr 5, 2018 Beau Ryba
Apr 5, 2018 Richard Rheder
Apr 2, 2018 Norma Morgan
Apr 2, 2018 Marlene Clausen
Mar 28, 2018 Megan Tunstall
Mar 27, 2018 William Schultz
Mar 27, 2018 Angelita Ritz
Mar 25, 2018 Erin Sackmann
Mar 25, 2018 Carol De Hart
Mar 25, 2018 angus murris
Mar 25, 2018 Jerry Banks
Mar 25, 2018 Kathleen Leister
Mar 25, 2018 Kathryn Summerfield
Mar 25, 2018 Rebecca Clark
Mar 24, 2018 Jane Lemison
Mar 21, 2018 Zlate Marilena
Mar 19, 2018 Sue Szambelak A child is taught: if you make a mess, clean it up. Those of you who are responsible, direct and indirect, you NEED to CLEANUP your mess! Thank you.
Mar 19, 2018 Janis Higgins
Mar 19, 2018 Candice C
Mar 19, 2018 Jeannie Dinning
Mar 17, 2018 ruth beasley
Mar 17, 2018 Brent Pennell
Mar 16, 2018 JoAnn Kulaski
Mar 15, 2018 Lorri MacQueen
Mar 14, 2018 Martha Jaquith
Mar 13, 2018 Helen Smylie
Mar 13, 2018 Theresa Boisseau
Mar 13, 2018 Barbara Jordan
Mar 13, 2018 Carole Kubik
Mar 11, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 10, 2018 Albert Chou
Mar 9, 2018 Daniel Kaula
Mar 9, 2018 Sam Mcfadzean
Mar 8, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 8, 2018 Mary Ann Jones
Mar 8, 2018 Tanya Vargason

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