TAKE ACTION: Tell the U.S. Forest Service to permanently protect the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness watershed from sulfide mining!
The U.S. Forest Service is holding a public comment period on whether to end the practice of leasing federally-owned mineral rights in the watershed of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northern Minnesota to mining corporations.
Please join us and tell the Forest Service you support protecting the Boundary Waters watershed from sulfide mining, one of the most toxic forms of mining. In fact, sulfide mining has caused environmental and financial problems all over the world!
The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is America's most popular and water-rich Wilderness area. Its 1.1 million acres contain more than 1,000 pristine lakes and 1,200 miles of rivers and streams. The lakes, rivers, and streams of the Boundary Waters watershed are among the cleanest waters in North America, and are especially sensitive to acids and heavy-metals found in copper mine pollution.
Priceless and irreplaceable, the Boundary Waters Wilderness must not be put at risk of perpetual pollution from the most toxic industry in America. Your comments are due by August 17, 2017.
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