Stand up for Good Sam

Stand up for Good Sam

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Why do we need Good Samaritan legislation?

Approximately 110,000 miles of streams – enough to circle the Earth four times – are listed as impaired for heavy metals or acidity and abandoned mines are a major source of these impairments.

Of these impaired stream miles, 20 percent are within subwatersheds that contain native trout and salmon while 52 percent are in subwatersheds that are important drinking water sources. Billions of dollars have been spent cleaning up these leaking abandoned mines, but there is much more work to do. Abandoned mines are a big problem, but with a little help from Congress they are a problem we can tackle by passing Good Samaritan legislation.


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