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January 31, 2017 | Letter

Community Opposition letter to Congressional Attacks on Stream Protection Rule

Local, regional, and national environmental and community groups nationwide are calling on the Senate to stand strong against a legislative attack on clean water. The Stream Protection Rule requires monitoring to detect harmful chemicals in surface water and groundwater – information that’s crucial to the health and safety of communities leaving in proximity to coal-mining operations.

January 30, 2017 | Fact Sheet

America’s Deep Sea Treasures: The Northeast Canyons And Seamounts Marine National Monument

Located about 150 miles off the coast of Cape Cod and approximately the size of Connecticut, the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument is the first and only marine national monument off the continental United States. Learn about the biodiversity hotspot, and why this ecological necessity must be safeguarded from threats.

January 26, 2017 | Fact Sheet

Protect Clean, Safe Drinking Water from Congressional Attack

This the long-awaited Stream Protection Rule provides local communities with information they need about water contamination caused by nearby coal mining operations, and includes several important safeguards for clean water and the well-being of communities near coal mining operations. Lawmakers are seeking to eviscerate this common sense clean-water regulation using the Congressional Review Act, a back door tactic which allows Congress to erase recently finalized protections with little debate and zero public input.

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