MEDIA ADVISORY: Listen in TODAY (Press Telebriefing) from 1-2 pm ET - Coalfield Citizens React To EPA's Spruce Mine Decision‏

Coalfield Citizens React To EPA's Spruce Mine Decision 
Citizens from communities threatened by mountaintop removal mining and Spruce mine comment on value of veto 

 WHAT: Coalfield citizens and community members affected by destructive mountaintop removal mining host on Wednesday, January 19, 1:00-2:00 pm ET, a press telebriefing to discuss the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's historic Clean Water Act veto of the water pollution permit for the proposed Spruce No. 1 mine and the significance of this important decision to enforce basic legal protections for their health, livelihood, and the future of their communities. They also will comment on the reactions of some elected political leaders and correct mischaracterizations about this decision by some politicians. 

 WHO: Cindy Rank, Chair of the Mining Committee, West Virginia Highlands Conservancy Bo Webb, Board Member, Coal River Mountain Watch Chuck Nelson, Board Member and Retired Deep Miner, Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition Joe Lovett, Executive Director and Attorney, Appalachian Center for the Economy & the Environment Bill Price, Environmental Justice Program Organizer, Sierra Club TBD, Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards TBD, Statewide Organizing for Community eMpowerment Also attending: Joan Mulhern, Senior Legislative Counsel, Earthjustice Jim Hecker, Environmental Enforcement Project Director and Attorney, Public Justice 

 WHEN: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. ET CALL INFORMATION Participants: (866) 548-2699 (no PIN required). Please wait for an available operator. Outside the U.S. & Canada: (904) 271-2009. Please wait for an available operator.