Protect the Okefenokee Swamp from mining!
The Okefenokee Swamp National Wildlife Refuge has significant economic, ecological, and cultural value for all Americans. Twin Pines Minerals' proposal to mine along Trail Ridge could lower water levels in the swamp, setting off a series of impacts ranging from reduced recreational use of the refuge’s boating trails to more frequent and intense wildfires. In fact, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Secretary of the Interior, and other respected scientists have all expressed concern that mining along Trail Ridge could permanently damage the Swamp.
Take action today to save the Okefenokee! Email Georgia Governor Brian Kemp to ask that he:
(1) Oppose allocation of mining permits from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) to Twin Pines Minerals, and
(2) Support legislation that can protect the Okefenokee for generations to come.
**Please note this Action Alert is only available to Georgia residents