SAMS-Corporate Accountability Project

S-CAP

  • Definition of Corporate Accountability: The ability of those affected by a corporation to influence corporate behavior and hold companies to account for their operations

  • Mission Purpose: Corporate extraction companies and their owners have been the primary mechanism driving the deterioration of our mountains, waters, health, and culture. By holding them accountable for the havoc they are creating and leaving behind we we force the cost of extraction back onto the people that created the destruction.

  • Goal-Water Protection: Hold corporations engaged in, or profiting from, extraction & mountaintop removal coal mining accountable for dumping excess pollution into Appalachian streams, in violation of the Clean Water Act and other laws.

    • Strategy: Monitor and document the discharge of pollutants into waters of the United States (WOTUS) from point sources

    • Strategy: Work in partnership to perform water testing for toxic pollutants discharged into WOTUS and report violations of the Clean Water Act

    • Strategy: Challenge permit requests for point sources that may create a negative impact on waterways

    • Strategy: Challenge permit requests for point sources that may create a negative impact on waterways