Thursday, May 10, 2007

No copper mining on BLM lands

The federal government recently decided to move forward on a decision which would allow for the development of a 3,000 acre copper mine in a popular recreation spot within the blast zone of Mount St. Helens. This area, on the northern edge of the Mount St. Helens National Monument, within the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, is seismically active. If plans for the mine were to go forward, it could threaten the quality of community drinking water, harm important stream habitat for threatened populations of salmon and steelhead, and destroy areas cherished by local hikers, campers and horseback riders. Moreover, a mine would likely impact ancient forests, the Tumwater Inventoried Roadless Area, and surrounding popular recreation areas.

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Dave said...

They just want tax dollars.

CyberCelt said...

@dave-We are wrecking our natural heritage during the last throes of our gross consumerism. We do not need another copper mine, or oil well, or gas field, or coal strip.


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