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Congressman Pete Stark on the Clean Water Protection Act

Congressman Pete Stark weighs in on his decision to co-sponsor the Clean Water Protection Act:

I agreed to cosponsor the Clean Water Protection Act when it is reintroduced in the 110th Congress. The legislation would protect our water supply by prohibiting mining companies from dumping into nearby valleys the debris they remove from mountaintops during the coal extraction process.

Amazingly, the Bush Administration would like to go in the opposite direction and make it easier for dumping to occur. This despite the Administration’s own Department of Interior estimate that over 1,200 miles of our streams have already been buried by debris.

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