From our allies at I Love Mountains:
We won a major victory for Appalachia last year when the Environmental Protection Agency decided to veto the Spruce Mine in West Virginia — one of the largest mountaintop removal mines ever proposed.
Now that historic victory is in jeopardy.
In a controversial decision, a federal court overrode the EPA’s veto of the mine, despite the fact that it will dump 110 million cubic yards of mining waste into local waterways, generate toxic pollutants, and bury over six miles of streams — a clear violation of the Clean Water Act.
Now it is time for The White House to step up and stop the Spruce Mine.
Last week, the EPA vowed it would not let the court’s ruling interfere with its commitment to protect Appalachian communities and their access to clean water. 2
Last year you helped us send over 10,000 messages to the EPA urging them to veto the mine. Together we won. We can’t back down now!
Send a message to the White House CEQ today and save Logan County, WV from destructive mountaintop removal mining.
For the Mountains,
Article source: GJEP Climate Connections Blog