Mining is threatening our oldest national park. We plan to stop it.
By Pat Kelly-Fischer, senior digital campaigner
Its geysers, forests and wildlife earned Yellowstone protection as America’s first national park nearly 150 years ago.
Just beyond the park’s borders, on its northern edge, Crevice Mining Group is pushing to construct a gold mine. To operate the mine, thousands of trucks would need to rattle through theGreater Yellowstone ecosystem. But first, the company will need a permit from the state of Montana. We’re calling on the state to deny that permit.
What happens just outside of Yellowstone National Park doesn’t necessarily stay outside of Yellowstone. Mining for gold entails roadbuilding, heavy equipment, the use of toxic chemicals, and the disruption of the land and its wildlife.
More than 13,000 Environmental Action members have already added their names to stop the mining near Yellowstone.