Acid mine drainage from abandoned mines is contaminating our clean water in the west. Under current laws, well-intended groups are reluctant to provide mine cleanup for fear of permanent liability and cost-prohibitive regulations.
Legislation is necessary for groups to clean up abandoned hardrock mines in the west without fear of permanent liability for a problem they didn’t create. Senators Bennet and Gardner, and Representative Tipton from Colorado are pursuing such legislation this congressional session. Support the effort by joining the San Juan Clean Water Coalition now.
In the wake of the Animas spill at the Gold King mine, we have shifted the focus of this coalition to include a number of Animas-specific objectives.
Good Samaritan legislation will continue to be a primary objective. We must not allow the Animas to have suffered in vain. Together, we can initiate change.
Please take action now to learn more and support the effort.