U.S. House votes to gut Stream Protection Rule

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We’re sorry to report that last night the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of H.R. 1644, a bill that would allow more toxic mining waste to be dumped in our streams. The bill aims to gut the proposed Stream Protection Rule, which would go a long way towards improving the weak water standards currently on the books. After years of working to protect water quality in Appalachia, we at Appalmad know that current standards are wholly inadequate to protecting streams and other drinking water sources in mining regions. We’re relying on the Senate to stop this senseless bill from becoming law.

Read more about the work Appalmad attorneys do to protect our water and downstream communities throughout Appalachia from these toxic mining wastes here.