Two petitions are currently circulating, asking for the end of the "land application " of sewage sludge. You can sign on by clicking the link to the petition.
A MoveOn.org petition asking the EPA Administrator to ban sludge disposal on land.
A We the People petition asking the Obama Administration to work with the EPA to ban sludge disposal on land.
What are the steps the EPA Administrator could take to ban the disopsal of sewage sludge on land?
Contact your representatives.
Congressional action can end the practice of dumping sewage sludge on land as a disposal practice. The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works is one place to go to ask for changes in federal policy regarding the use and disposal of sludge (also known by its marketing name "biosolids").
Tell your political representatives you want the practice stopped. Ask the environmental organizations you know to get involved. Inform your health department about the hazards of sludge dumping and ask them to weigh in. Work with your neighbors to protect your land, your water, and your families.
Environment and Public Works Committee – 113th Congress
|Senate Majority Committee Members||Representing|
|Barbara Boxer (Chairman)||CA|
|Thomas R. Carper||DE|
|Frank R. Lautenberg||NJ|
|Benjamin L. Cardin||MD|
|Senate Minority Committee Members||Representing|
|James M. Inhofe||OK|
|Roger F. Wicker||MS|
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