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“HR 2719” – The Clean Water Protection Act: PART II (66 co-sponsors and counting)

The Clean Water Protection Act would stop Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining by defining “fill” (as in “valleyfill”) as “waste.”

To find out if your representative has co-sponsored the Clean Water Protection Act (HR 2719), click here

If your representative is not on the list, please write them a letter to the field office nearest you urging them to become a co-sponsor of the Clean Water Protection Act (HR 2719). Visit here for important points to include in your letter.

In addition to the great media attention, Appalachian Voices, Sierra Club, Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, Coal River Mountain Watch, West Virginia Highlands Conservancy, and coalfield residents held a congressional briefing on mountaintop removal in Washington, DC in February. The briefing was a huge success, with more than 30 congressional offices in attendance, and was important in gaining support for the Clean Water Protection Act (HR2719).

Since our return from Washington, we have gained two more co-sponsors for the Clean Water Protection Act (HR2719); Representative Ellen Tauscher from CA and Representative Adam Schiff from CA. The total number of co-sponsors is now up to 66!




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