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January 27, 2017 | Legal Document

Motion to Intervene Stream Protection Rule

Community and conservation groups file a motion to defend clean water against attacks in court. A coal company and thirteen states have filed lawsuits seeking to overturn the Interior Department’s Stream Protection Rule.

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.

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