Posted by: calvinsjc | March 5, 2009

Clean Water Protection Act Introduced in Congress

Just a few hours ago, Representatives Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Dave Reichert (R-WA) and John Yarmuth (D-KY) introduced the bill. If passed, this bill could greatly increase the cost of Mountaintop Removal coal mining, by making it illegal to dump mining waste into streams and valleys surrounding mining sites.

Please take a moment to write Congressman Ehlers and tell him to support the Clean Water Protection Act. http://www.house.gov/ehlers/contact_vern.shtml

In other news, six people were arrested yesterday on Coal River Mountain for protesting against Massey Coal. See more on that story and hear a radio broadcast concerning the arrests here. 

Be sure to check back soon for pictures from PowerShift!

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