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Clean Water Protection Act Introduced in Congress

Early in May, Appalachian Voices worked with The Alliance for Appalachia to bring more than 60 citizens from around the country to the 8th Annual Week in Washington in Washington, D.C. We spoke to federal agencies and representatives to inform them about the horrors of mountaintop removal coal mining, and to urge them to support the Clean Water Protection Act (H.R. 1837). H.R. 1837 was introduced in May by a bi-partisan team of congressional members, and the legislation would sharply reduce mountaintop removal coal mining by making it illegal to dump mining waste into valleys and streams. Originally starting Congress’s 113th session with 45 cosponsors, the legislation has since gained 11 new cosponsors. Visit ilovemountains.org to take action now by telling your representative to support this important legislation.

Every year, Appalachian Voices is fortunate to assemble a phenomenal team of rockstar interns from numerous Appalachian and East Coast universities. Enjoy these posts from our interns.