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The City of Chicago and Chicago Park District are concerned about the planned expansion at BP\'s Whiting Refinery. With this intended expansion a considerable amount of additional ammonia and industrial sludge will be polluting Lake Michigan, the very source our city depends on for fresh water. We are outraged at the exemption BP has received from state environmental laws by Indiana state regulators threatening the efforts of the last 30 years to preserve and protect the Great Lakes, our region\'s greatest natural resource. We are so fortunate to have one of the world\'s largest sources of fresh water right at our doorstep and we need to take action in protecting this resource. Clean, fresh water is an essential human necessity that we require to sustain a healthy lifestyle. It is a basic human right. We must unify to preserve and protect this valued natural resource, Lake Michigan, so that future generations can use and enjoy its clean water. I urge you to join us in asking for BP\'s leadership in its protection, rather than its destruction. PETITION SAVE LAKE MICHIGAN We the undersigned urge the Governor of Indiana, the United Sates Environmental Protection Agency and BP North America to reconsider the decision to move forward with an expansion at the Whiting Refinery without first ensuring that proper controls are in place to prevent any increase in pollution discharged into the Great Lakes from the expanded facility.


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