The second annual Everglades Action Day is quickly approaching and we need YOU! Please join Clean Water Action, the Everglades Coalition, and others who care about our water quality, our communities and the environment as we take our concerns to the Capitol.
Florida’s second largest utility company, Duke Energy, is once again putting our water supply at risk. The company is seeking to renew the permits two of its oldest and dirtiest coal plants and hopes to begin burning a new type of coal. More coal is the last thing we need in Florida. Burning coal produces coal ash, which can contain dangerous toxins such as arsenic, mercury, and chromium. And, because of the way coal ash is stored, disposed of, and recycled, it poses a great risk to contaminating surrounding ground and surface waters. Join us to say no to Duke’s Energy’s dirty new plans - sign the petition!
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed long-overdue power plant pollution standards to limit the amount of toxic metals and other chemicals that can be dumped in our water. Unfortunately the coal industry is already trying to block them.Make sure the president hears from you today
America’s Everglades is a globally unique and invaluable natural resource for Florida. Over one-third of Floridians – nearly 7 million people – get their daily water supply from the Everglades. It is vitally important to improve water quality, restore water flow, and protect remaining native habitat to ensure this incredible resource will be an asset to Florida’s communities for generations to come.
Cancer, infertility, learning and developmental disabilities, and early puberty are rising at alarming rates. Studies show links between toxic chemicals used in consumer products -- like baby products, school supplies, personal care items, and cookware -- and many of these negative health trends. Chemicals must be tested for health and human safety standards to ensure that our communities will be protected from the known toxic chemicals that currently plague consumer products Floridians use in our homes, schools, and businesses every day.
Every day coal burning power plants dump millions of pounds of toxic laced ash into Florida's surface and ground waters. This irresponsible handling of coal ash leaves our residents and natural resources unprotected from exposure to arsenic, mercury, chromium and many other harmful substances. We must work to ensure that coal ash is property handled and stored so Florida’s public health and water resources are not compromised.