Great news! County officials at Yellowstone's northern gateway voted unanimously today to tell the Forest Service: Don't mine Yellowstone.
Dozens of local business owners and activists who packed into this morning's Park County (MT) commission meeting applauded after the voice vote.
That applause isn't for nothing: Today marks the first time that a local elected body has officially supported the two-year mining timeout we won in November. The three-person Park County commission joins other elected officials -- including Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT) and Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) -- in supporting local people who want to protect their livelihoods and way of life from large-scale gold mining at Yellowstone's gateway.
Don't like the idea of mining near Yellowstone either? Then join the Park County commission and thousands of local people in telling the Forest Service they're doing the right thing, and that you support the timeout.
The Forest Service needs to hear from YOU! Your voice is more important than ever now that we have a new Congress and a new administration.
Thanks for everything you do to help protect Yellowstone's gateway from large-scale gold mines.
-- Liz Purdy, Yellowstone Gateway Campaign Organizer