* Take Action: EPA fails Appalachian streams and rivers with MTR pollution

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Dear Friends,

The EPA just gave Big Coal a free pass to pollute Appalachian streams and rivers.

Tell the EPA you won’t stand for it!

Take action!
Take action!

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.

Tell the EPA they have failed Appalachian waterways and communities, and that we won’t stand for it. Send your letter today.

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,

Bruce Nilles
Senior Director, Beyond Coal Campaign
Sierra Club

P.S. Six letters are better than one! Will you share this email with five friends and family to send a strong message to EPA?

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