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Protect Pennsylvania Streams from this Bad Bill!

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Coal mining giant Consol has been illegally destroying streams in Southwestern Pennsylvania with its longwall mining practices for years, and we’ve been fighting them in court every step of the way.

Now, on the eve of a major court decision on our appeal of its mining permits, the company is worried it might lose. Its response? Just change the law to make it legal for them to destroy streams as long as they promise to try to restore them later. We cannot let this happen.

Currently, the Clean Streams Law requires companies to do everything possible to avoid predicted pollution and other stream damage in the first place. This bill would make it legal allow for longwall mines to predict and cause total flow loss in streams, killing all aquatic life and eliminating recreational uses. The “restoration” process is not always successful, and is itself a highly destructive construction project that eliminates stream uses and habitat.

Tell your Senator to oppose SB 624, which would create an exemption to the PA Clean Streams Law so that longwall mining companies can profit!


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