The 2016 Stream Protection Rule improved water protections for people across the country. Unfortunately, this week members of Congress are considering a roll back on these protections.
The Department of the Interior's new Stream Protection Rule “includes reasonable and straightforward reforms to revise three-decades-old regulations for coal mining in order to avoid or minimize impacts on surface water, groundwater, fish, wildlife, and other natural resources. The rule incorporates current science, technology, and modern mining practices to safeguard communities from the long-term effects of pollution and environmental degradation that endanger public health and undermine future economic opportunities for affected communities.”
Send your Senators a message now telling them that America’s streams aren’t for sale. We need Congress to defend the Stream Protection Rule, which provides common-sense protections for the drinking water of communities across our country.
 "Interior Department Finalizes Rule to Safeguard Communities from Coal Mining Impacts," Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Interior