Stream Protection Rule? Your Comments Needed!

Hard to see any "stream protection" at a MTR site. Mountaintop removal coal mining operations obliterate streams.

Hard to see any “stream protection” at a MTR site. Mountaintop removal coal mining operations obliterate streams.

Update: Wear blue.

Stream Protection Rule Draft Environmental Impact Statement Hearings: The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) will host public hearings on the agency’s proposed Stream Protection Rule. Hearings will be held in WV, VA, KY, MO, CO, and PA. You can provide written and/or oral comments on this rule.  

The written comment period has been extended to October 26. Details on how to submit written comments here. Talking points here.

Updates: Rides Available to “Stream Protection” Rule Hearing
Our Water, Our Future Pre-SPR-Hearing Party

All hands on deck!: Come to the hearing in WV! 

Location: Charleston Civic Center
200 Civic Center Dr., Charleston
5:00 – 9:00 p.m, Thursday, Sept. 17 

If you plan to speak at the hearing, we suggest arriving 30 minutes to an hour early in order to get your name on the speakers’ list.

Read a note from OVEC organizer Dustin White here about why you should comment on this rule.

For hearing dates and locations in other cities click here or see below. To find out more about the Stream Protection Rule, click here.

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Here’s all the hearing dates and locations:

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
City: Denver, CO
Location: Jefferson County Fairgrounds Event Hall
15200 W. 6th Ave., Golden, CO 80401
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. MST

Thursday, September 3, 2015
City Lexington, KY
Location: Lexington Civic Center
430 W Vine St., Lexington 40507
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 10, 2015
City: St. Louis, MO
Location: St. Charles Convention Center
1 Convention Center Plaza, St. Charles 63303
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 10, 2015
City: Pittsburgh, PA
Location: Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh
500 Mansfield Ave., Pittsburgh 15205
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
City: Big Stone Gap, VA
Location: Mountain Empire Community College
3441 Mt. Empire Rd., Big Stone Gap 24219
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 17, 2015
City: Charleston, WV
Location: Charleston Civic Center
200 Civic Center Dr., Charleston 25301
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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