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NO MORE Mercury: Ohio River Commissioners Need to Hear from You by Friday, 9/4

posted Aug 28, 2015, 12:30 PM by Kathleen Tyner   [ updated Aug 28, 2015, 12:31 PM ]

Email your comments by Friday Sept. 4

Thanks for being a part of our campaign to clean up toxic mercury in the Ohio River. We need your help one more time before the decision is made on mercury pollution.

Now is your opportunity to comment on three corporations’ requests to be excused from requirements to limit the mercury they dump into the river. Tell ORSANCO, the commission that sets pollution limits, that every company must follow the law – no delays, no excuses.

Email your comments by Friday, September 4, 5pm to
Suggested messages include:
  • Don’t delay in enforcing the ban on allowing high levels of mercury in our water supply.
  • Reject requests for certain companies to get a “variance” from the law. There should be consequences for companies who don’t comply with regulations, not a pass to continue to violate the law.
  • These corporations were given 12 years to clean up their act, allowing them more time to dump high amounts of mercury isn’t fair.
  • The Ohio River already suffers the most industrial pollution in the nation, now must be the time to change that.
Click here for more information on our No MORE campaign resource page. Click here for details on the variance requests now out for public comment.
Thank you for adding your voice with others who say, “Clean water can’t wait!”