We need your help today or tomorrow to fight for an ethical Director for the Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement.
If someone broke into your home, you would expect the law to be enforced against them, right? Unfortunately, across the US, homes and communities are being devastated by outlaw mining companies – and the agencies in charge of policing them have been asleep on the job. It’s the job of the Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation, and Enforcement to enforce the laws governing mountaintop removal and other destructive forms of mining. We need to outlaw mountaintop removal altogether — but as of now, regulations around mining and reclamation are barely enforced and exceptions have become the rule.
Rumor has it that Secretary Salazar is looking to appoint another director of the OSMRE with history of bowing to coal companies at the expense of communities across Pennsylvania.
If we act now, we can prevent this terrible nomination – Use this letter-writing tool or give a ring at 202-208-3100 to tell Secretary Salazar (CC: President Obama) that you are concerned about mountaintop removal and you demand an ethical new OSMRE Director who will enforce the law.