Keeping our water resources clean for our growing communities and families is of upmost importance.  Although we appreciate the mining industries and where it has gotten the nation in the 20th Century, it is the 21st Century and we simply must move on.  Clean up will take a tremendous amount of time and resources.  Allowing and encouraging the continuation of any extraction methods seems very short sighted. We humans do not know how to mitigate all the damages we have caused.  The best idea is to stop digging a grave and focus on the renewable and environmentally friendly or perish together.