MagazineJune 2009Legislation to Watch: Appalachia Restoration Act

Legislation to Watch: Appalachia Restoration Act

LAWIntroduced in the Senate by Benjamin Cardin (D-Md.) and Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), the bill would amend the Clean Water Act to prevent the dumping of waste from mountaintop removal into streams and rivers. “My goal is to put a stop to one of the most destructive mining practices that has already destroyed some of America’s most beautiful and ecologically significant regions,” said Senator Cardin after introducing the bill. Follow the act at

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