Last month Senate Bill 624 (SB 624) was introduced as a direct response to our litigation that is protecting the streams in and around Ryerson Station State Park. SB 624 attempts to exempt predicted damage to streams from the Clean Streams Law for underground coal mine companies, creating an unconstitutional special rule for them. It appears to be a last ditch effort by Consol to ensure that they can continue destroying our streams in our park.
Take action now and urge your Senator to oppose SB 624 and stand up for Pennsylvania Streams. No other industry in Pennsylvania is allowed to predict damage to streams and promise to clean it up afterward. Coal companies should not be exempted from the laws that protect Pennsylvania streams.
SB 624 is too big a threat for our streams to stay home, so we are bringing our fight to Harrisburg this time. Making it clear that Pennsylvanians do not want their streams destroyed for private profits. Join CCJ and Sierra Club on Tuesday, May 23rd for a Rally in our capitol demanding that our Senators kill this bill and protect our streams. We will be providing transportation from Washington, PA, and Pittsburgh, PA, call 724-229-3550 to get a ride to Harrisburg.