Save the Boundary Waters
CALL NOW: 202-224-3121
Call your representatives in Washington now. Congress will be voting later today on this dangerous amendment, which threatens the Boundary Waters and ignores the scientific process.
For 18 months, the Forest Service has been carefully documenting likely harm to the Boundary Waters and the Superior National Forest if sulfide-ore copper mining is allowed on public lands next to the Boundary Waters. This critically important study is nearly complete. The study will inform Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke before he decides whether to protect the Boundary Waters by putting nearby federal lands off-limits to new mining leases for 20 years.
Of the more than 200,000 public comments that have been submitted, 98.2% urge the protection of the Boundary Waters from sulfide-ore copper mining. The science is clear that this protection is needed in order to protect the Boundary Waters.
Yet Congressmen Tom Emmer and Rick Nolan have offered an amendment to a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives that effectively blocks Secretary Zinke from protecting the Boundary Waters.