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Tell the White House Council on Environmental Quality to Stand Up for the Clean Water Act!

Last year the EPA vetoed a valley fill permit for the Spruce Mine, one of the largest mountaintop removal mines ever proposed, because the proposed fill would violate the Clean Water Act. If approved, it would dump more than 110 million cubic yards of mining waste into local waterways, generate toxic pollutants, and bury over 6 miles of streams — forever damaging local communities and waterways.

A federal court just overturned the EPA’s veto–but the EPA’s veto of the Spruce Mine was right and the White House Council on Environmental Quality has the power to step in and stop the mountaintop removal valley fill permit from going forward.

Urge the White House Council on Environmental Quality to support the EPA’s efforts to uphold the Clean Water Act and stop the Spruce Permit!

  1. Complete the form below with your information.
  2. Personalize your message if you wish.
  3. Click the Send Your Message button to send your message to: Nancy Sutley, Chair, White House Council on Environmental Quality

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