Unbelievable: Mining companies want to build two large-scale gold mines on the northern edge of Yellowstone National Park.
If these mines move forward, they could harm park wildlife, rivers, and the once-in-a-lifetime experience visitors have at America’s first National Park.
Take action now: Tell Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue that you support withdrawing these public lands from mining before it’s too late!
The Gateway to Yellowstone Is No Place to Mine
Dear [Decision Maker],
Along with all 1.3 million members and supporters of the National Parks Conservation Association, we urge you to act quickly to complete the joint United States Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management public review and withdraw 30,370 acres of Custer Gallatin National Forest lands on the northern border of Yellowstone from mineral development and exploration for twenty years as is your authority under law.Multinational companies have proposed two gold mines at the northern gateway to Yellowstone. One of the proposed mines would be within view of the iconic Roosevelt Arch which President Theodore Roosevelt dedicated in 1903 to mark the northern entrance to our nation's first national park.Industrial-scale gold mines simply do not belong on the border of Yellowstone. These mines could have disastrous consequences on park wildlife, the local economy and the park experience that draws millions of visitors from across the globe. These mines would leave behind permanent scars and threaten this world-famous landscape, both in the short-term and for generations to come. Secretary Zinke, during your visit to Yellowstone last year, you tweeted, "The gates of Yellowstone are not to be mined." We could not agree more. There is too much at stake for the land, water, wildlife, millions of visitors and local communities to let these short-sighted proposals advance. Please finalize the proposed twenty-year withdrawal of 30,000 acres. Yellowstone is worth far more than gold!
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]
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