Don't Dump Waste In Our Waters

The Bush administration is about to change a Clean Water Act rule to give the Army Corps of Engineers the ability to issue permits allowing industries to dump waste materials into our nation's waters, destroying many streams, rivers, lakes, and wetlands.

The rule change is motivated by the Bush administration's desire to promote mountaintop removal coal mining, where coal companies blow the tops off of mountains to reach seams of coal, then dump millions of tons of waste into nearby streams, burying them and killing all the animals and plants that live there. The new regulation would also allow hardrock mining operations and other industries to bury waters with their wastes.

Urge the President to uphold the Clean Water Act's goal of protecting our nation's waters and stop this rule change.


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