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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

Jul 20, 2018 Nancy Willetts
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Jul 19, 2018 Nadine Duckworth
Jul 19, 2018 John Hess
Jul 19, 2018 Stacy Ping
Jul 16, 2018 Judith Lotz
Jun 30, 2018 Leah Helmer
Jun 28, 2018 Jacklyn Yancy
Jun 17, 2018 Kathy Shimata
Jun 13, 2018 Dena Shelangoski
Jun 12, 2018 Maria Angeles Leorza Arechavaleta
Jun 8, 2018 Cecelia Furman
Jun 8, 2018 Gino Czaster
May 26, 2018 Robin Riley
May 23, 2018 Ursula Sand Lebon STOP KILLING OUR PLANET
May 23, 2018 Ellen McCann
May 23, 2018 Barb Breese
May 22, 2018 Peter Fell
May 22, 2018 D'Arcy Goodrich
May 21, 2018 Fawn Mcconnell
May 21, 2018 Rebecca Lambert
May 21, 2018 Melissa Masters
May 21, 2018 Natalie Gray
May 21, 2018 A Davis
May 20, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 14, 2018 Amy M
May 14, 2018 Melinda Matheus
May 12, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 9, 2018 Corinne WOITIEZ
May 9, 2018 Lynne Minore
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Apr 27, 2018 suzanne caruso
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

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