Posts Tagged with "Clean Water Act"

The Clean Water Act Turns 40 This Week

Thursday, October 18, 2012

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The Clean Water Act Turns 40 This Week

Happy Birthday to the Clean Water Act! Forty years ago this week a ground-breaking environmental protection was passed into federal law, enshrining a human right to clean water. Many of our allies have marked the occasion by celebrating some of the major improvements that this legislation has meant for waterways across the U.S., for example [...]

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New Poll Shows Overwhelming Support for Clean Water Act – In Mountaintop Removal States

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

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New Poll Shows Overwhelming Support for Clean Water Act – In Mountaintop Removal States

A new poll released yesterday of likely voters in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia shows widespread opposition to mountaintop removal (MTR) coal mining and overwhelming support for enforcement of the Clean Water Act to better protect rivers and streams from the impacts of MTR. In a statement that accompanies the release, the pollsters said: [...]

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Top 5 Reasons The Obama-GOP Debt Ceiling Agreement Is A Bad Deal For The Environment

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

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Top 5 Reasons The Obama-GOP Debt Ceiling Agreement Is A Bad Deal For The Environment

President Obama just signed the debt deal into law. Just in time too — there were about 10 hours to spare before the midnight deadline, after which our government would most likely go into default. As bad as default would have been, the deal doesn’t appear to be a whole lot better. As Andy Kroll [...]

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EPA Issues Historic Veto on Arch Coal’s Spruce Mine

Thursday, January 13, 2011

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EPA Issues Historic Veto on Arch Coal’s Spruce Mine

Excellent news this morning from Washington DC! Today, the EPA announced that they are vetoing the Clean Water Act permit for Arch Coal’s Spruce No. 1 Mine in Logan County, West Virginia. This is a historic victory for the movement to end mountaintop removal mining. It’s the first time that the EPA has issued a [...]

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Lessons For Activists From EPA’s Anniversary

Monday, December 13, 2010

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The anniversary of the Environmental Protection Agency, created forty years ago this month, should remind us all of how action at the grass roots can make a real difference.  I am certainly not the only one who gets frustrated when bureaucrats bend in the face of pressure, wear narrow blinkers and ignore new facts, or [...]

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Philly Activists Protest EPA

Friday, July 2, 2010

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Anti-mountaintop removal (MTR) activists in Philadelphia set up a lemonade stand in front of EPA’s region 3 office yesterday afternoon. But this lemonade was made with “contaminated” water to represent the real dirty water that communities in Appalachia draw from their taps. EPA’s region 3 office is responsible for evaluating MTR permits in West Virginia [...]

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Lisa Jackson’s Reaction To Mountaintop Removal Activist Lock Down At EPA

Thursday, March 18, 2010

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At 7:00am this morning, a dozen brave activists released a 25-foot banner on the lawn of the EPA headquarters in Washington, DC. The message on the banner calls on the EPA to pledge to end mountaintop removal coal mining in 2010. But there’s a catch—the banner and two of its holders are suspended from two freestanding tripods 20-feet above the air, and after seven hours they are still hanging there.

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