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Save Ringwood State Park! Don’t let Ford Abuse it!

#48931 3 years, 2 months ago

Save historic Ringwood State Park! Don’t let the government give it away to a notorious polluter!

Tell our elected officials and the United States Environmental Protection Agency to require Ford Motor Company to clean up and restore this beloved jewel of the New Jersey State Park system, ensuring it remains as beautiful parkland - and not to a toxic waste landfill threatening the health and safety of the disadvantaged Ramapough Mountain Indian Tribe.

For background, as part of the cleanup of the Ringwood Mines/Landfill Superfund Site in Ringwood, New Jersey, the polluter, Ford Motor Company, is trying to take back State parkland so they can use it as a toxic dump for their poisonous sludge and drums of leaking chemicals. Ringwood State Park and the neighboring Ramapough Mountain Indian Tribe homeland is dotted with former iron mines that once provided iron used in the construction of the United States Capitol Dome and the George Washington Bridge going into New York City. Yet recent testing shows these abandoned mines are leaking, and that the cancer-causing witches brew of toxic sludge and benzene could potentially impact the water supply for over 1 to 2 million people in this watershed!

Unfortunately, Ford has been secretly lobbying behind closed doors with the state and federal governments to allow them to take this historic area so they can continue to use it for toxic waste disposal and long-term containment. The goal of this, of course, is to save this global polluter millions of dollars, with scarcely a concern for its impact on the environment and public health.

This land belongs to the public! Don’t let them take our land away! Tell our government to REQUIRE Ford to remediate and restore it completely so we can enjoy a safe and healthy State parkland once again!

For more info on this fight, visit: www.RingwoodSuperfundSite.org and www.ToxicLegacy.com
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Re: Save Ringwood State Park! Don’t let Ford Abuse it!

#50183 3 years, 2 months ago
thanks for posting and please continue to!
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Re: Save Ringwood State Park! Don’t let Ford Abuse it!

#50517 3 years, 2 months ago
Thanks for posting this. My organization, the Edison Wetlands was featured in the HBO documentary Mann v. Ford. ( I am the guy on the Mountains flipping over the 55 gallon drums and causing all types of chaos for Ford and the mob) Normally I know people find it difficult to get involved in environmental issues because they are big and complicated and after all what can one person do.

Well it turns out one person can do more than you can imagine. By signing your name to the petition you will e-mailing lots of decision makers including Good old Andy Hobbs, the vice prez of Ford and even the president of the US and telling them people count and our shared world matters. All we lost we shall regain. Help us help the families who are being poisoned. We are all brothers and sisters and we only have one world. Please go to change.org sign our petition and others like it. Watch Mann v. Ford on HBO and get involved in the world. There are things you can replace and others you cannot. Please help if you can. Watch the video. Buy the ticket take the ride. Peace! Go to ringwoodsuperfundsite.org to find out more info.

Last Edit: 3 years, 2 months ago by green1rabbit. Reason: misspelled word
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Re: Save Ringwood State Park! Don’t let Ford Abuse it!

#54337 3 years, 1 month ago
ive hiked in the park north of ringwood,sterling forest NY italso hasmines i hope they arent contaminated also its such a beautiful place ive spent many days in those woods hiking fishing hunting etc.im going to lok into thisthis is the first ive heard of this i find it very disturbing
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