Yellowstone is more valuable than gold. But right now, foreign mining companies are planning two toxic, job-killing gold mines bordering Yellowstone. We did have a big victory last month – a time-out on mining on public lands near Yellowstone – but a Canadian company is still planning to explore for gold on private land.
Here’s your chance to help: Montana’s agency that permits mines is taking your comments on this Canadian company’s proposal to explore for gold in Emigrant Gulch, just a few miles north of Yellowstone. Click here to comment. You have until Monday, Dec. 12.
Please join us in speaking out to protect Greater Yellowstone’s lands, waters, and wildlife from gold exploration. Contact Montana’s Department of Environmental Quality today and let them know that Yellowstone’s doorstep is no place for gold mines. Thank you for all you do to help us protect Greater Yellowstone, the wild heart of North America – now and for future generations.
-- Joe Josephson, Montana Conservation Associate