|The EPA just gave Big Coal a free pass to pollute Appalachian streams and rivers.
Tell the EPA you won’t stand for it!
The EPA just failed us — big time! Instead of protecting our health and water, they gave polluters another free pass to destroy Appalachian streams and rivers with mountaintop removal mining pollution.
Despite hearing from over 41,000 people, the EPA bowed to pressure from the coal industry and allowed Kentucky to relax protections on toxic selenium pollution from mountaintop removal mines. Selenium pollution — which causes significant biological damage to fish — leaches into our rivers and streams from the blown-off mountaintop rock and dirt.
Shame on the EPA for putting the interests of Big Coal before that of Appalachian communities, waterways and wildlife! The EPA has allowed Kentucky to change the rules of the game and stack the deck against communities across Appalachia.
Remind the EPA that they are charged with protecting communities and our environment from mountaintop removal, not allowing the Big Coal to tinker with the rules so they can pollute without consequence.
Thanks for all that you do,
Senior Director, Beyond Coal Campaign
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