Tell the Obama Administration to keep mining wastes OUT of our waters!
  • Petitioned Nancy Sutley

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Chair, White House Council on Environmental Quality
Nancy Sutley
Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
Lisa P. Jackson

Tell the Obama Administration to keep mining wastes OUT of our waters!

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      ENDANGERED SPECIES COALITION

The Bush Administration redefined "fill material" in 2002, allowing coal mines in Appalachia to destroy streams with the waste created by blowing the tops off of mountains. They further opened that loophole 2 years later, allowing for the dumping of toxic mine "tailings" into nearby streams. This policy change has led to the destruction of more than 2,000 miles of Appalachian streams and caused the death of untold wildlife

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