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Action Alert: Stream Protection Rule Hearing In Charleston - Sept. 17

posted Sep 14, 2015, 11:15 AM by Kathleen Tyner
The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement’s (OSMRE) proposed Stream Protection Rule is out for public comment. The rule sets out to “better protect streams, fish, wildlife, and related environmental values from the adverse impacts of surface coal mining operations.” One of the national public hearings is happening right here in West Virginia on Sept. 17 – please join us in speaking up for clean streams and healthy communities! 

Public Hearing Information
Date: Thursday, September 17
Location: Charleston Civic Center, 200 Civic Center Dr., Charleston, WV 25301
Time: 5–9 p.m.

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Suggested talking points:
  • West Virginians deserve full protection of our rivers and streams from destructive mining practices.
  • Make sure these water quality standards are enforceable. Citizens should have the right to take legal action when their local water supplies are in danger.
  • Require pollution monitoring at its source, directly near an outfall or valley fill. 
  • Ensure that damaged streams are properly and fully restored.