STOP A FOREIGN MINING COMPANY FROM DESTROYING MOUNT ST. HELENS

Please sign our petition to the Forest Service, Today!

Overview

A mining company from Canada has plans to destroy a beautiful river valley near Mount St. Helens in their search for gold and copper. The Green River flows through old growth forests, roadless areas, volcanic blast zone, and the Mount St. Helens National Monument. This untouched paradise provides critical habitat for salmon, drinking water to downstream communities, and a place where our families can hike and explore. It certainly should not be an industrial zone with toxic lakes of mine waste that likely will leak (it is alongside an active volcano!). Please help us stop this ridiculous plan. LEARN MORE

Solution

We want the federal agencies to deny this foreign mining company, Ascot Resources, a permit. With your help, we will encourage politicians, city leaders, recreationists, nature lovers, and anyone with a voice to speak up and help us protect this special place. Our organization has stopped this proposed mine three times before, but this round will be our toughest battle yet. We need your help to win!

 

OUR HOME

The Green River valley is so beautiful that it was purchased with the Land and Water Conservation Fund for public recreation and conservation purposes. We should never allow a foreign company to destroy it with a mine.

WILDLIFE

This river is home to threatened runs of salmon and steelhead, and is so important to the future of wild fish that Washington has recently established it as one of the few “wild steelhead gene banks” in the state.

PUBLIC HEALTH

Gold and copper mining is highly destructive, often involving an open pit and large lagoons of arsenic and other toxic mine waste held back by earthen dams – certain to leak and likely to fail in an active volcano zone!

WATER SUPPLY

Exploration would use over 5,000 gallons of water per day and normal operations of this mine would use even more, adding extra stress to our water-dependent ecosystem.

ECONOMICS

This mining project is only expected to create 12-18 highly specialized and outsourced jobs for a six-month period. Is that worth the social & cultural loss?

RECREATION

The landscape of this unique river valley provides exceptional public recreation opportunities. This mine would ruin recreation on a treasured piece of public land.

Our Partners

Access Fund

American Rivers

American Whitewater

Backcountry Horsemen of Washington

Cascade Forest Conservancy

Clark-Skamania Flyfishers

Conservation Northwest

Earthrise Law Center

Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance

Lower Columbia Canoe Club

Mazamas

Northwest Fund for the Environment

Patagonia

Sierra Club

The Mountaineers

The Wilderness Society

Vancouver Audubon Society

Vancouver Wildlife League

Washington Trails Association

Washington Wild

Washington Wildlife Federation

Western Mining Action Network

Western Mining Action Project

Wild Steelhead Coalition

Willapa Hills Audubon Society

Solution

We want the federal agencies to deny this foreign mining company, Ascot Resources, a permit. With your help, we will encourage politicians, city leaders, recreationists, nature lovers, and anyone with a voice to speak up and help us protect this special place. Our organization has stopped this proposed mine three times before, but this round will be our toughest battle yet. We need your help to win!

OUR HOME

This portion of the Green River valley is so beautiful that it was purchased with money from the Land and Water Conservation Fund for public recreation and conservation purposes. We should never allow a foreign company to destroy it with a mine.

WILDLIFE

This river is home to threatened runs of salmon and steelhead, and is so important to the future of wild fish that Washington has recently established it as one of the few “wild steelhead gene banks” in the state.

PUBLIC HEALTH

Gold and copper mining is highly destructive, often involving an open pit and large lagoons of arsenic and other toxic mine waste held back by earthen dams – certain to leak and likely to fail in an active volcano zone!

WATER SUPPLY

Exploration would use over 5,000 gallons of water per day and normal operations of this mine would use even more, adding extra stress to our water-dependent ecosystem.

ECONOMICS

This mining project is only expected to create 12-18 highly specialized and outsourced jobs for a six-month period. Is that worth the social & cultural loss?

RECREATION

Volcanic blast zone, old-growth forest, pristine water, and colorful patches of wildflowers provide exceptional public recreation opportunities. This mine would ruin recreation on a treasured piece of public land.

Please join the thousands of people who have added their name to this petition against the short-sighted mining proposal by Ascot Resources that would destroy the Green River valley and our national treasure. This petition will be sent to Senator Cantwell and other decision makers who need to consider the long-term sustainability of our natural resources.

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