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3 New Cosponsors for H.R. 1310

The best way to start a Monday is with good news, and this week we have that in triplicate.

Last week, three new co-sponsors signed on to H.R. 1310, the Clean Water Protection Act, a historic bill to protect our water and bring an end to the harmful effects of mountaintop removal mining valley fills. Representatives John Adler (D-NJ), Stephen Lynch (D-MA) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) all signed on as co-sponsors, bringing the total number of representatives supporting the bill to 170.

Representative John Adler of New JerseyRep. John Adler is a 1st term Democrat from New Jersey 3rd District, and is the 168th member of the U.S. House of Representatives (including Rep. Pallone) to cosponsor the Clean Water Protection Act (HR1310). Rep. Adler serves on the Financial Services, and Veterans Affairs committee’s.

Representative Stephen Lynch of MassachusettsRep. Stephen Lynch is a 5th term Democrat from Massachusetts 9th District and the 169th cosponsor of the Clean Water Protection Act.  Rep. Lynch serves on the Financial Services committee, and the Oversight and Government Reform committee where he is the chairman of the Federal Workforce, Postal Service, and the District of Columbia subcommittee.

Thanks to the hard work of our terrific activists in MA, and NJ including the “Jersey Girls!”

Representative Martin Heinrich of New MexicoRep. Martin Heinrich is a 1st term Democrat from New Mexico’s 1st District, and signed on as the 170th cosponsor.  Mr. Heinrich serves on the Armed Services, and Natural Resources committees.

Thanks go out to all of the great activists in the Albuquerque area!

To date, the Clean Water Protection Act has full delegations from MA (9), DC (1), CT (5), MA (10), VT (1), NH (2), ME (2), HI (2), and RI (2).

Read more about the Clean Water Protection Act (H.R. 1310) and the Senate’s companion bill, the Appalachia Restoration Act ( S. 696) on iLoveMountains.org.

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