Congress: Pass Mining Reforms Now

This past August, a breach occurred in a reservoir wall near an abandoned mine in Colorado, sending sludge-laced water rushing into the Animas River. The disaster blindsided communities who depend so much on the river.

Now we have a duty to act.

I’ve introduced reforms to make sure the cleanup process is undertaken effectively and that all those who were negatively impacted are treated fairly.

I’ve also laid out a plan to seal off other abandoned mines across the western states with money from mining company royalties — not taxpayer dollars.

Add your name below and tell Congress to pass mining reforms.