Call-in Day to Help End Mountaintop Removal
Today, no matter where you are, please help out our folks in D.C. It's really easy to make your call right now, just click here to use this nifty call-in tool.
This tool will dial your Representative directly at no charge and provide you with a script for speaking to them based on whether or not they support the Clean Water Protection Act. At the end of your call, you will have the opportunity to leave feedback on how your call went— which can really help in future conversations we'll have with that Representative.
You can also find out whether your representative is already a sponsor of the Clean Water Protection Act in 2008 here.
Do something green this St. Patrick's Day. Call to keep our mountains green!
If you need to get your ire up to make the call, check out yesterday's New York Times editorial, "Appalachia's Agony" and Jeff Biggers latest column, "St. Pat's Day Call-in: Big Coal on the Ropes, Knock Out Calls Coming."
If you would prefer to contact your U.S. Representative the traditional way, call the Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121, ask for your House Representative, and tell them:
* That you are their constituent, calling to request that they to become a co-sponsor of the Clean Water Protection Act (HR 1310) which was introduced by Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) with Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY) and Rep. Dave Reichert (R-WA). Or, if your representative is already a cosponsor (see list here), thank them and urge them to push for a hearing this year.
* Across the Appalachian coalfields, more than 2,000 miles of streams have been buried and destroyed by mountaintop removal coal mining.
* The Clean Water Protection Act (HR 1310) is necessary to protect clean drinking water for many of our nation's downstream towns and cities.
* The Clean Water Protection Act (HR 1310) is also necessary to protect the quality of life for Appalachian coalfield residents who face frequent catastrophic flooding and pollution or loss of drinking water as a result of mountaintop removal.
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