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

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

This petition was delivered to:
  • Chair, White House Council on Environmental Quality
    Nancy Sutley
  • Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
    Lisa P. Jackson

    ENDANGERED SPECIES COALITION started this petition with a single signature, and now has 181 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.