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Newest Cosponsor of the Appalachia Restoration Act from Ohio

After intense pressure from Ohio Citizen Action, and other constituents, Senator Sherrod Brown from the coal state of Ohio officially became the 11th cosponsor of SB 696, the Appalachia Restoration Act, which would help to end mountaintop removal mining. When Sherrod Brown was serving as the Representative in Ohio’s 13th district up till 2005, he a cosponsor of the Clean Water Protection Act, a somewhat similar bill in the House of Representatives.

Mr. Brown serves on the Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry committee where he is the chair of the Hunger, Nutrition, and Family Farms subcommittee; Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee where he is the chair of the Economic Policy subcommittee, Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee, Select Committee on Ethics, and the Veterans’ Affairs committee.

If you live in Ohio, call and thank him at (202)-224-4024. If your one of your Senators is not a cosponsor yet, please take action today and ask him or her to become one today.

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