Keep the Boundary Waters free of toxic mining pollution

Photo credit: Tom Saunders

There’s a reason that the Boundary Waters is one of the most visited wilderness areas in America: it’s an incredible place. But the area is still threatened by proposed hard rock mines that would damage this fragile wilderness.

On December 15, 2016, federal agencies denied Twin Metal’s application to renew its mineral leases next to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Now the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) has the opportunity to protect this area from mining. USFS has submitted an application to the Secretary of Interior proposing to remove approximately 234,328 acres of National Forest lands in the Boundary Waters region from mining for 20 years.

The application process includes an important environmental review of the potential impacts of the mining, and it will help determine how best to protect this national treasure going forward. During this public comment period, we must make sure hundreds of thousands of people -- from every corner of the country -- weigh in.

Take Action Today!

Tell the U.S. Forest Service that you support protecting the Boundary Waters with a 20-year withdrawal of this special place from sulfide-ore copper mining!

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