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Make a Phone Call to the White House to Protect Clean Water!



The Issue:  Taking advantage of a loophole that the Bush administration created in Clean Water Act rules, mining companies are using America’s streams and lakes as dumping grounds for unlimited amounts of solid mining wastes.

Please help us end mountaintop removal and the dumping of mining waste in streams and lakes across the nation.

Please call President Obama today and ask him to end the dumping of mining waste in our water immediately. You can use the talking points below, and let us know their response by logging your call using the form on the right. 

Call President Obama: (202) 456-1414

Sample script:

  • I’m calling to ask President Obama to end the dumping of mining waste in our water.  Please restore the Clean Water Act prohibition on filling waters with waste immediately.

  • Mining companies are using the 2002 loophole in a Clean Water Act rule to bury streams and lakes with untreated mining wastes.

  • From the Mountaintop Removal mines in Appalachia, to the Kensington gold mine in Alaska, untreated mining waste is destroying our streams and lakes. 

  • The EPA should close the waste loophole in the Clean Water Act regulations, and President Obama should direct the agency to do so immediately.  


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