Expanding the Conversation on Environmentalism and Working for Environmental Justice

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After December 31, 2013, EPA is no longer maintaining the technology this discussion forum uses. We really appreciate the energy and creativity this format allowed. We’re looking at how we can continue to share the ideas you've contributed. We continue to explore ways to expand the conversation and listen to your ideas to help protect human health and the environment.

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Protecting America’s Waters

Multi-Jurisdictional Agency Support for Public Participation

Federal lands in county jurisdictions are not accountable for stormwater pollution prevention of state water bodies. Local jurisdictions (counties and cities) under regulation by regional state agencies -- with no authority to address federal land contributions to receiving water body impairments -- place the burden of correcting impaired conditions on local land owners in proximity to the water body, through public... more »

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Cleaning Up Our Communities

PLEASE DONT USE CHLORINE BLEACH WOODEN FENCE/ROOF ?

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Small business and individual homeowners nationwide. Are using harmful chemicals to improve the appearing of rotton wood fence panals
And wood shake rooftops. Exposure to wildlife children and neighbors. Is at risk of chlorine inhalation. Shuld this be a violation. Of public. Safety . And raise. Awareness. To deem it illegal
There are evan people. Who do this for a profit and try to hide to secret by using. Clorox... more »

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Taking Action on Climate Change

When will we focus on the REAL cause of pollution? Off Topic

As a veteran EPA employee, I am appalled that EPA has not addressed the fundamental driver of pollution, that is, population. Our government appears to be so fearful of the voting repercussions that it cannot even address such an important issue. The population equation is simple: population = carrying capacity of the planet. We have already seen many species reduced to extinction or near extinction. For example:... more »

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Improving Air Quality

Put pm range on new maps of wood smoke problem areas

The Am Lung says EPA is going to publish a map of wood smoke pollution problem areas. Good. Put put a range on the total pm estimated so gov will know the pm likely. It is not NAAQS but tells where threats are believed to be occurring and threats to life and health have to be stopped and investigated per essential services policy of the DHHS. Then burning by stoves can be prohibited in problem areas. Pellet stoves will... more »

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Boats out of Date or service!

This is coming from 2 Michigan towns Ludington, Manistee. It is time to clean up these to places as Ludington has iron floating in the harbor that should go to the scrap yard. The Badger is the only coal burning ferry still in operation, its owners have refused to switch it over to a non-poluting power plant dumping tons of coal ash into Lake Michigan.
Enough is enough, employees know the end of the Badger is near... more »

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Improving Air Quality

RMRR guidelines

How does a manufacturing compliance officer decide if they need to follow New Source Review (NSR) or New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) regulations if they have repaired or replaced a "facility" that resulted in an increase in emissions as defined by EPA? This is important since the requirements for NSR and NSPS are not the same. For example, a NSR review is required if the capital costs of the work exceeds 20%... more »

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Taking Action on Climate Change

Let's talk about E-wastes

I have become interested with the issues regarding e-wastes, but I really do not have that much information about the subject.

For this reason it would be nice of you people if we could use this space to share our ideas about e-wastes in general, such as our opinions on how it is handled, how it affects the areas we live in, or even some solutions and proposals that we might think of to provise solutions to this problem.... more »

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Stop The Frack Attack! Pittsburgh Musician Stands Up to Fracking Off Topic

I have been a long time advocate for protecting our environment from the harmful process of fracking. I has a strong passion for reaching people of all ages, races, and genders to stick together and help fight against polluting our planet.

I am committed and determined to educate and encourage people everywhere to help stop fracking, and I wrote this song to spread my message. Please give, "Stop the Frack Attack"... more »

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Everyday Green Tips

Pet Waste

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Has the EPA ever considered creating a separate waste disposal system for people's pets? For example, I own a cat and place its waste products and litter in a dumpster. Wouldn't a separate system for this type of waste help the earth?

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