News outlets around the world have reported on the project to create a landfill near Hadrian's Villa at Tivoli outside Rome, an historic Roman site of unparalleled importance and scale. A UNESCO world heritage site, it is a magnificent example of Roman architecture that has resounded through the ages. The current plan for a landfill seriously challenges the well-being of the site and other historic monuments in the vicinity. Bernard Frischer, professor of Classics at the University of Virginia and long-time supporter of the American Institute for Roman Culture, started an online petition to stop this development just a few days ago. The AIRC is the sponsoring institution for the petition, which nearly 2000 people have signed, including countless professionals and experts in Roman culture from three continents. For more information or to sign the petition, please go to this site and read the blog.