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February 10, 2017 | In the News: Associated Press

On The Effluent Rule

Thomas Cmar, Staff Attorney, Coal Program: "The rules were essentially establishing a standard that was many years overdue, and I think the industry has quickly adopted it because they've recognized that [failure to address the coal ponds] is a practice that needs to end. This is a significant liability for these plants."

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.

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