Stop Toxin-Laden Wastewater Dump in Our Streams!

On June 22, 2009, the Supreme Court ruled that the Clean Water Act permits a mining company to pump hundreds of thousands of gallons per day of toxic wastewater slurry into an Alaskan lake, killing its fish and aquatic life.

We can't let another catastrophe like this occur. The Clean Water Act is supposed to protect waterways from being used as waste disposal sites -- but Bush-era rulemaking effectively overturned this portion of the Act.

Fortunately, Congress has a solution: the Clean Water Protection Act. This new bill will reinstate the purpose of the old bill and ensure lakes, rivers, streams and wetlands are not destroyed by industrial waste dumping by passing.

Urge your Representative to pass the Clean Water Protection Act today!
Dear Representative,

Congress enacted the Clean Water Act in 1972, which allowed the filling of waterways for constructive purposes, such as dams or levees. But the Clean Water Act protected waterways from being used as waste disposal sites. In 2002, however, the Bush administration issued a rulemaking that effectively removed this protection, permitting mining companies to fill our nation's waterways with the toxin-laden waste material.

On June 22, 2009, the Supreme Court ruled that the Clean Water Act permits a mining company to pump hundreds of thousands of gallons per day of toxic wastewater slurry into an Alaskan lake, killing its fish and aquatic life.

The passage of Clean Water Protection Act, H.R. 1310 will ensure lakes, rivers, streams and wetlands are not destroyed by industrial waste dumping by passing. We must ensure that we won't have another catastrophe like the one occurring right now in Alaska.

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The Clean Water Protection Act serves to reinstate the original intent of the Clean Water Act and protect waterways from being filled with mining waste. Congress must act now to pass this legislation before more of our waters are lost and the communities and economies that depend on them are harmed.
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