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Protect Bryce Canyon National Park from strip coal mining

9,102
Supporters

Bryce Canyon National Park is a unique, secluded park known for its expansive views, clear air and dark night skies.

But the Bureau of Land Management is on the verge of approving a massive 3,500 acre strip coal mine right next to the park that would operate 24 hours a day, 6 days a week, polluting Bryce's air, water and quiet seclusion.

Despite these significant concerns shown in BLM's own analysis, BLM has just proposed that the mine be approved. BLM is currently accepting public comments on its proposal and strong public opposition is needed to convince the BLM to reverse course and reject this dirty coal mine.

Tell the Bureau of Land Management: Don't allow coal mining next to Bryce Canyon National Park.

This surface mine would produce two million tons of coal a year, and The Bureau of Land Management's review identified more than a dozen negative impacts this proposed mine is likely to have.

These include air pollution, water pollution, loss of wildlife habitat, increased coal truck traffic and noise levels, adverse effects to recreation resources and an increased risk of fuel spills, solid waste spills and wildfires.

In addition to the problems the BLM identified, burning coal from the proposed mine would also be a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, which experts say are now growing faster than previously anticipated worst case scenarios.

National Parks and federal lands belong to all of us, and BLM needs to hear from people who don't want these special recreation areas and wildlife habitats --- especially not Bryce Canyon -- to be endangered in order to mine for dirty coal.

Tell the Bureau of Land Management: Don't allow coal mining next to Bryce Canyon National Park.

By submitting this form, your name, address and comments will be filed with a public agency and become public record.


Letter to
U.S. Bureau of Land Management
The adverse effects on recreational resources and the environment far outweigh the benefits of proposed mining in the Alton coal tract. I urge you to reject Alton Coal Development's proposed lease and not allow any additional coal mining near Bryce Canyon National Park.