Let me just make this clear: fresh water is becoming a scarce resource. The majority of the US just faced one of the worst droughts, in California where there were limitations on water usage, in my home state of NY where an extreme drought was taken into effect and water reserves were at an all time low. Decreasing the regulation on coal mining will only bring about destruction to our environment, the world does not care about boundaries. You poison the water supply in an Appalachian stream and it ends up in people's drinking water. We cannot afford to have cuts to EPA funding or repealing of hard fought legislation for short term economic success.