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Coal Ash Is Hazardous to Our Health ! TAKE ACTION !

Environment  (tags: environment, pollution, protection, habitat, coal ash )

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Your help is needed to assure that coal ash--a toxic, dangerous waste--is regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA promised to regulate coal ash after more than 1 billion gallons of it burst from a Tennessee storage pond last December,


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MmAway M (519)
Saturday October 31, 2009, 11:13 am

Thanks Cher...just signed this morning and went to see what the # was, we need more signatures on this one...Not only animals and people suffer from this but so does all of our environment! Obscene!

MmAway M (519)
Saturday October 31, 2009, 11:13 am
Oh...guys these is a Change.Org petition. FYI

ivona P (145)
Saturday October 31, 2009, 11:30 am
Noted and signed.Thank you Cher.

Tierney G (381)
Saturday October 31, 2009, 11:36 am
I signed this, this morning But thank you Cher

Kay F (550)
Saturday October 31, 2009, 11:41 am
Signed, thanks Cher.

Kari D (192)
Saturday October 31, 2009, 12:03 pm
already signed & posted on facebook

Gorilly Girl (339)
Saturday October 31, 2009, 1:11 pm
Thank you for signing the petition "Coal Ash is Hazardous to Our Health "


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mary f (200)
Saturday October 31, 2009, 1:33 pm

Judy C (91)
Saturday October 31, 2009, 9:11 pm
Done. This is a big problem! Thanks.

Daniel Barker (4)
Saturday October 31, 2009, 11:04 pm
I am a member so it filled the form out for me.

Yes, coal kills. I don't know if it's more than smoking, except smoking is banned in most places.

We know coal kills thousands of Americans, there must be many times that number in China.

What can we do? Solar energy would be a good first step in reducing coal. Also, besides the deaths from combustion consider the miners! Why should people die just so we can be comfortable!

I am angry that President Obama has done nothing or little to improve quality of life. The Stimulus Bill has done nothing except massive earmark projects.

If encouraging solar energy had been key priority in the bill we would be using a lot less coal.


. (0)
Sunday November 1, 2009, 1:33 am
Thannxxx.. we should make sure we put this into their bath tubs so that they can bath in it at night... no bubble bath or luxury soaps either.. and then they can monitor the situation from a "CLEAN" point of view...

Carl Nielsen (7)
Sunday November 1, 2009, 7:23 am
Well storing it in big ponds sounds a bit stupid to me.

To begin with flyash can be recycled as an ingridient in concrete replacing some of the cement depending on ther desired properties of the concrete.

Flyash and slag can also be used in roadbuilding as a substitute for sand and gravel (non renewable natural resources). Precautions preventing the contents to be washed out must be taken, but they are neither dificult nor expensive - esp. when you take the savings from having to buy much less sand and gravel into account.

And if you want to deposit it, then why not use the mines the stuff originally came from before you burnt it ?

I am not saying it isn't nasty stuff or that it shouldn't be handled with care - but it IS manageable.
And wheter you like it or not it will be arround for the forseeable future - currently about half the electricity generated in the USA comes from coal fueled plants.

Sunday November 1, 2009, 12:52 pm
Signed, sealed and sent thank ya very much Cher...

Coal by far is the dirtiest fuel used; there is no such thing as clean coal combustion.

It's far past time, that we seriously begin in earnest cleaning our natural environments of all the coal wastes and emissions and look to really downsizing dependency on coal.

Also, practices at getting to coal needs to seriously be reconsidered. Mountaintop removal is a horrendous act carried out on our lands.

eileen k (1)
Sunday November 1, 2009, 1:12 pm
I've not only signed the petition; but also e-mailed both my Senators and Representative to help pass legislation regulating the handling of coal ash.

Storing the stuff in ponds is unacceptable. Carl Nielsen's suggestions are quite reasonable, so long as truly clean, renewable energy technologies are still in short supply. There are a number of these technologies; solar and wind are only two of them. One of the best electricity-generating technologies is ocean wave. The oceans produce tremendous amount of power; and, if correctly harnessed, can feed the entire grid of North America. Solar is great in areas, such as the Southwest, which enjoy sunshine nearly year round; wind is likewise, in areas where there is constant wind speeds of over 15 mph. Also, geothermall is best in areas, such as Alaska and the Pacific Northwest, that require shalllower drilling to reach the energy source. These areas also have more than enough water to keep the drills cool during that process.

The above-mentioned clean, renewable energy technologies usage will not harm the environment, as coal extraction does. The Kingston, TN coal ash disaster is the worst case in point - what unscrupulous coal companies can create with their reckless handling of their product.

Clean, renewable energy is the way to go.

Mandi T (367)
Sunday November 1, 2009, 4:55 pm
Signed and forwarded. Tx Cher xo

CherAway C (1424)
Sunday November 1, 2009, 6:04 pm

Thnx everyon!!


Bob E (113)
Monday November 2, 2009, 3:15 am
All technologies or businesses should have to safely and ecologically get rid of their wastes. Otherwise, they should not be in business to make profits... What are we doing allowing the coal industry to store such pollutants? Why do they have a license?

Cynthia Davis (340)
Monday November 2, 2009, 6:01 am
signed ty Cher
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