Acid mine drainage from abandoned mines is contaminating America’s rivers – and the Animas is the poster child. EPA estimates there are over 500,000 abandoned mines in the west, contaminating 40% of headwater streams. Join us! Together, we can find solutions and build healthy watersheds.
The San Juan Clean Water coalition is a unified voice for the health of the Animas River, and watersheds west-wide. We are a voluntary coalition of businesses, organizations and individuals in support of a comprehensive five point plan to protect and restore the health of the Animas River watershed while supporting much-needed mining reform legislation to assist with mine cleanup efforts across the nation.
In the wake of the Gold King spill in the headwaters of the Animas River, we have added a set of Animas-specific objectives to our efforts to pass Good Samaritan legislation.
Learn more about what we’re advocating for by clicking “The Plan” tab above.
Please take action now to learn more and support the effort.