The Pebble Mine Campaign may have coined the expression, “Wrong Mine, Wrong Place,” but Bristol Bay is certainly not the only place where this phrase is fitting. How does a Canadian company mining gold right on the edge of Yellowstone National Park sound to you? For many, us included, it definitely feels like a wrong mine, wrong place scenario…
The Forest Service can make this public land off limits to mining for 20 years. Last week, they released a report saying they think that’s a good idea.
But, no one wants to deal with this issue again in 20 years—and as you’ll hear in the trailer for Last Call, “Two decades is not enough.” That’s why locals are fighting for the gateway to Yellowstone to be off limits to mining forever with legislation.
Montana’s Senator Tester and Representative Gianforte understand the Yellowstone simply isn’t worth risking, and now the bi-partisan Yellowstone Gateway Protection Act sits in D.C. waiting to be passed into law.
Want to do your part? Tell the Forest Service you agree with their recommendation to take this public land off limits to mining. Then call Senator Daines at 202-224-2651 and tell him you don’t want more talk, you want action, and it’s time for him to co-sponsor the Yellowstone Gateway Protection Act. Because we’re all watching what you do, not what you say.