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Senators should vote against water pollution

You would think that after Flint, Michigan’s drinking water debacle, the last thing the country wants or needs is more water pollution.

Sen. Chuck Grassley and Sen. Joni Ernst followed party lines and voted to lift pollution restrictions on Appalachian coal mining companies. Now those companies can resume dumping mountaintop debris into surrounding streams and rivers.

How is polluting Appalachian folks’ drinking water supposed to create more jobs? Oh! I know! They will need a lot more doctors and nurses to treat the sick and dying.

Del Swartzendruber

Monticello

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