Mining proposal threatens lands near Yellowstone

A Canadian mining company, Lucky Minerals Inc., recently submitted a proposal for a mineral exploration project in Emigrant Gulch in the Custer-Gallatin National Forest. The proposed project would be located approximately seven miles southeast of Emigrant, Montana, near Yellowstone National Park.

The proposed mining area pictured above includes clean water and critical habitat for grizzly bears, lynx, and other wildlife. The area also includes Emigrant Creek, which flows through Emigrant Gulch and into the Yellowstone River.

Lucky Minerals Inc. submitted the proposal to assess the potential to develop a copper, gold, silver, or molybdenum mine by drilling twelve exploration holes. The drill sites are located on the western flank of Emigrant Peak.

The Greater Yellowstone Coalition has asked the public to submit comments to the Forest Service, which were dueAugust 20. Thousands of supporters have already submitted comments and you can read the Greater Yellowstone Coalition's comments on this project here.

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