Time was, when the odds were stacked against us, Americans rose to the occasion and stood up in defense of the everyday, ordinary person who makes this country tick from the inside. That time has come now and the people who need YOU are the children who live around the Radford Army Ammunition Plant in the Appalachian mountains of southwestern Virginia ~ the New River Valley.
This is YOU, JANE Q. CITIZEN
for people who need
the power of your voice.
Please, take a minute now to send an email directly to the Virginia DEQ
Here's what to do: Environmental Patriots of the New River Valley was notified by the Virginia DEQ late on May 30th that they have decided NOT to take action on our request to extend the public comment deadline for HWMU 5 & 16 by sixty days, through August 22, 2014 because
they are awaiting
MORE PUBLIC INPUT!!!
So, please send an email TODAY to the DEQ simply stating:
"Please extend the public comment period for the proposed closure action on Hazardous Waste Management Units - HWMU 5 & 16 at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant (RAAP) through August 22, 2014 to give stakeholders a time for a full and fair opportunity to understand this major permit change."
That's it -all you need to say! Use Radford HWMU 5 & 16 as the subject. This is an EPA Federal Facility which straddles the
American Heritage designated New River, a national treasure.
This is the business of all Americans who are owners of the Federal Land on which this privately operated, British manufacturer - BAE Systems operates. So, send an email today as matter of civic duty!
Please include your name and complete address and EMAIL TODAY (don't' wait for Monday or a few minutes from now, please do it now!)
Veterans are especially encouraged
to participate and self identify!
Please send YOUR email to:
they are the permit writer and Director of Public Information and Outreach for the Virginia DEQ, respectively.
People often say they feel powerless in the face of so much bad ______ news. Insert your horror story of the day, be it a mass shooting, flooding, fire, water shortage, mudslide - someone being swallowed up by a sinkhole, even - it's not hard to see why giving up and giving in is the choice of first, rather than last resort for so many citizens. What's more unsettling is when that sort of glassy-eyed fear and retreat paralyzes people who find nothing "worth" fighting for anymore. Join this good fight for justice, clean air & water for someone else's children because one day, they may be your own.
THANK YOU FOR TAKING THIS SIMPLE,
VERY POWERFUL ACTION!