Today, you can help stop Arch Coal from bulldozing thousands of acres of pristine roadless forest in Gunnison County in order to mine more than 170 million tons of coal. The Forest Service is accepting public comments on its proposal to open up roadless lands in Gunnison County to industrial coal mining. The comment period expires in just weeks. Tell the U.S. Forest Service to protect our roadless forests and our climate!
The Forest Service is considering allowing Arch Coal—the second-largest coal company in the United States—to bulldoze across thousands of acres of pristine roadless forests in the North Fork. The agency is taking public comment until January 15, 2016 on its draft Environmental Impact Statement. We have the opportunity RIGHT NOW to speak up before it’s too late.
Help stop up to 65 miles of road from being bulldozed across 19,000 acres of roadless forest in Gunnison County, destroying habitat for black bear and elk, goshawk and lynx. And help us keep 170 million tons of coal – and 130 million tons of carbon pollution – in the ground. The Forest Service’s own analysis concludes this carbon pollution could cause up to $13 billion in costs to the world’s economy and environment. The environmental costs of this proposal are simply too high.
Tell the Forest Service not to allow Arch Coal to reap profits while adding huge amounts of climate pollution to our atmosphere, all at the expense of wild, roadless forest. Speak out against this proposal now!