Stop mines from polluting our waters
An outdated law from more than a century ago gives hardrock mining special priority over our drinking water, our communities, and our wildlife. The legacy of this 1872 law leaves 40 percent of the headwaters in the Western United States impaired due to mine pollution.
The solution to this problem is passing a bill currently in Congress that would protect communities by balancing mining with other uses of public land, set standards to protect water, and create jobs by creating a dedicated fund to clean up abandoned mines.
Contact your representative today and ask them to support The Hardrock Mining Reform and Reclamation Act of 2015.