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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.

January 25, 2017 | Letter

Community and Conservation Groups Ask Congress To Defend Clean Water Protections

Over 70 local, regional, and national environmental and community groups nationwide are calling on lawmakers 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 24, 2017 | In the News: Wisconsin Gazette

Baldwin, Johnson Introduce Bill To Lift Protections For Wolves

Marjorie Mulhall, Senior Legislative Counsel, Earthjustice: “A new Congress has resurfaced an old vendetta against imperiled wolves. If this legislation is signed into law, wolves in Wyoming will be subjected to unregulated killing across the vast majority of the state and even on the borders of Yellowstone National Park numerous legal loopholes will authorize widespread wolf killing.”

July 15, 2016 | Blog Post

Two Political Trainwrecks in the Making

The House and Senate are packing their environmental budget bills with poison pill riders that would harm America’s air, water and wildlife.

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