Oppose Efforts to Drill near Mount St. Helens
Tell the BLM you disagree with the environmental assessment released July 2012 which gives a green light to drilling on the border of the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument.
Mt. St. Helens and the Green River are special to the people who live here, people of the greater Pacific Northwest and the rest of America. The area’s rich forests and clean rivers support a special way of life and our economy. Since 1980, we’ve seen the forests begin to rebound from the explosion of Mt. St. Helens. Now, a slower, but perhaps even more destructive, threat is emerging. International mining interests want to exploit minerals on the very edge of the Mt. St. Helens National Monument that carries the potential for unacceptable risk of large-scale pollution that could destroy our way of life. There is a place for exploration and mining on our public lands, but Mt. St. Helens and the Green River are simply too valuable to put at risk.