The mountains of West Virginia are being blown up by the coal industry -- and the state has utterly failed to take action to protect human health and endangered species from mining devastation.
The federal government currently delegates oversight of mining to the state, but the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has cowered to mining industry pressure and permitted irreparable harm to the state's mountains and streams.
The Center for Biological Diversity and other groups, as a part of a new initiative called the Citizen Action for Real Enforcement Campaign, filed a formal petition asking the feds to take mining oversight away from the state. But now we need your help.
Please take action using the form below: Urge Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Director Joe Pizarchik to withdraw approval of West Virginia's mining program and protect endangered species and public health in Appalachia.
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