Protect Alaska national parks from industrial mining
  • Petitioned Ken Salazar

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Secretary of the Interior
Ken Salazar

Protect Alaska national parks from industrial mining

    1. Sponsored by

      National Parks Conservation Association

1 million acres of prime wolf, bear and salmon habitat adjacent to Lake Clark and Katmai national parks could be opened to new mining claims with the stroke of a pen. 

Closed to mining since 1971, these wild Alaska lands are integral to Bristol Bay's salmon-supporting ecosystem that is anchored by these two great national parks. 

A recommendation from the Bureau of Land Management to lift this mineral closure and expand a modern day gold rush was issued in the last days of the Bush Administration and we need your help to send this bad idea back to the drawing board.

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