The Clean Water Protection Act (H.R. 1310) is critical to protect clean drinking water for many of our nation’s cities. It is also necessary to protect the quality of life for Appalachian coalfield residents who frequently face catastrophic flooding and loss of drinking water as a result of mountaintop removal.
Mountaintop removal is one of the most egregious environmental and social justice disasters in America today – over 474 mountains, equal to over 1.5 million acres of land have been destroyed by this practice -- enabled by the Bush administration and without congressional approval in 2002. Join people across the US in asking for an end to this practice and an investment in sustainable economic alternatives for Appalachia.
On May 4, 2007, the Clean Water Protection Act was introduced to the 110th Congress to undo this damage with 55 original co-sponsors. Because Representatives from around the country received thousands of letters from people like you, it ended last session with a record 153 bipartisan co-sponsors.
Building on that momentum, and with a friendlier administration and Congress, there's a real chance to pass the Clean Water Protection Act in the 111th Congress. Please voice your support for ending mountaintop removal coal mining by filling out the form below and sending the message. We'll find your Congressional representatives based on your zip code and automatically send them your email.