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ENVIRONMENT ALERT: Stop Illegal Drilling Near Mt. Saint Helens. SIGN!

Environment  (tags: climate, conservation, destruction, protection, mining, ecosystems, forests )

- 2232 days ago -
A mining company out of Canada has expressed its desire to perform test drilling for mining purposes within an area less than ten miles from Mt. Saint Helens. What went unstated by this proposal is that the company has already been caught, and stopped

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Sue H (7)
Saturday March 10, 2012, 9:42 am
Noted and signed.... why would they even consider disturbing an active volcano????

Maggie S (40)
Saturday March 10, 2012, 10:50 am
Tell Canada to keep the hell out of our country! Keystone, wildlife slaughter, now this - they think they have to right to invade us! AND, if elected officials will not listen, the unelect them!!!!! Canada is becoming a thorn in our side - tell them to get out!

. (0)
Saturday March 10, 2012, 12:16 pm

Dorota Wisniewska (17)
Sunday March 11, 2012, 3:45 am
signed and shared

Katherine H (37)
Sunday March 11, 2012, 4:46 am
Done, thank you!

P. L. Neola (21)
Sunday March 11, 2012, 8:20 am
Also signed and recorded!

Gabriela C (105)
Sunday March 11, 2012, 8:51 am
Action taken! Thanks Jim for posting and thanks Ruth for the forward.

Terrie Williams (798)
Sunday March 11, 2012, 9:38 am
Signed, noted and posted to FB

Lena Rehberger (109)
Sunday March 11, 2012, 3:35 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks for sharing!!!

Nicole W (646)
Sunday March 11, 2012, 4:45 pm
noted, signed and shared

JL A (281)
Sunday March 11, 2012, 5:36 pm
Seems like one penalty should be no approval since they already disregarded the law and can't be trusted to honor any commitments in any proposal they submit(ted).

Eternal G (745)
Sunday March 11, 2012, 5:52 pm

Robert G (1)
Sunday March 11, 2012, 7:05 pm

Regina P (67)
Sunday March 11, 2012, 7:20 pm
noted & signed. Thanks

Gary C (5)
Sunday March 11, 2012, 8:26 pm
Noted and Signed , Thankyou.....

Monica D (580)
Sunday March 11, 2012, 8:31 pm
So many areas should be left undisturbed.

Monica D (580)
Sunday March 11, 2012, 8:31 pm
... this is one of them!

Jason S (50)
Sunday March 11, 2012, 9:05 pm
Done, thank you!

Esther Z (94)
Sunday March 11, 2012, 9:12 pm
Noted and signed.

Sunday March 11, 2012, 9:22 pm
Signed Thanks Jim

Harshita Sharma (137)
Sunday March 11, 2012, 9:25 pm

Patricia Thompson (13)
Sunday March 11, 2012, 9:35 pm
Yet another dumb company planning a dumb decision. From all the different articles I keep coming across lately about Canada they seem to have lost the plot, kill and/or destroy seems to be a big policy for them.

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 11, 2012, 9:37 pm
Are people that low to get money? (YES)

Carol H (229)
Sunday March 11, 2012, 9:56 pm
signed and noted, thank you Jim

James Merit (144)
Sunday March 11, 2012, 11:20 pm
done, thank you

Past Member (0)
Monday March 12, 2012, 12:36 am
signed (2x), thanks Jim

Andrea A (11)
Monday March 12, 2012, 2:27 am
Noted, thanks.

Rose Becke (141)
Monday March 12, 2012, 2:30 am
Signed Jim

Past Member (0)
Monday March 12, 2012, 3:12 am
Action taken! Thank you

Past Member (0)
Monday March 12, 2012, 4:42 am
Are these people for real? The search for cheap fuel will be the downfall of the human race if things like this continue

Joe R (190)
Monday March 12, 2012, 4:51 am
Signed and noted.

Lydia Weissmuller Price (181)
Monday March 12, 2012, 5:20 am
I liked the comment from Sue H.. That's what I thought too. Why would you mess with a dangerous aspect of nature? We can't say that all of our drilling and mining doesn't affect earthquakes, eruptions and such. Each time a volcano goes off it disturbs our climate as well as endangering those nearby. Add to that the environmental toxins from mining and it's a pretty destructive scenario. The fact that these people trespass and violate the law already proves that they are not worthy of any form of contract with the citizens, which is what it would be as the Forest Service owns the surface land. I don't like mining, but if the government is going to allow it, at least deny the contract to these people.

Daniel Partlow (179)
Monday March 12, 2012, 5:36 am
Noted and signed.

Jacqueline Lockyer-Barrett (80)
Monday March 12, 2012, 6:09 am
Signed and shared

Barbara DeFratis (21)
Monday March 12, 2012, 6:24 am
Signed, Thank You.

Kerrie G (116)
Monday March 12, 2012, 6:27 am
Signed and noted, thanks.

Kenneth L (314)
Monday March 12, 2012, 7:04 am
Thanks for the story and petition Jim.

Dawn Harvey (23)
Monday March 12, 2012, 7:05 am

David C (133)
Monday March 12, 2012, 8:13 am
noted, signed, thanks to you!

Victoria P (113)
Monday March 12, 2012, 11:45 am
Done with thanks ~♥

emilia boccagna (15)
Monday March 12, 2012, 12:46 pm

Ancil S (175)
Monday March 12, 2012, 12:57 pm
Noted,signed,facebooked,and twittered.

glenda b (2)
Monday March 12, 2012, 1:01 pm
These people are insane...And they already have been caught....Now this is sick when they pick GREED over the consequences, drilling next to Mt. Helens.....Wow...

Lisa N (206)
Monday March 12, 2012, 1:08 pm
Your signature has been recorded. Thanks for posting!

Alice B (241)
Monday March 12, 2012, 1:20 pm

Lois Jordan (63)
Monday March 12, 2012, 2:07 pm
Signed. Thank you, Jim.

Brenda Towers (0)
Monday March 12, 2012, 2:19 pm
Noted and signed.

Liliana D (125)
Monday March 12, 2012, 2:31 pm
done, thanks

Alison A (244)
Monday March 12, 2012, 2:32 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Jim.

Jere W (9)
Monday March 12, 2012, 3:00 pm
Signed & thanks

Past Member (0)
Monday March 12, 2012, 3:10 pm
Crazy or what?!

Nancy Roussy (79)
Monday March 12, 2012, 3:21 pm
Signed, thank you!

Gloria Morotti (14)
Monday March 12, 2012, 4:32 pm
Signed. Thanks.

Kate K (215)
Monday March 12, 2012, 4:53 pm
I know I can't be the only person who thinks this is a really stupid idea. Drilling on a volcano? Insane. I'm guessing these people are supposed to be experts but at what I'm not sure.

Dawn M (142)
Monday March 12, 2012, 6:06 pm
Signed and noted!

Nelson Baker (0)
Monday March 12, 2012, 6:29 pm

Roxann Shadrick (15)
Monday March 12, 2012, 6:35 pm
Are they totaly NUTS I totaly agree with both Sue and Lydia to mess around with a live volcano is not very bright idea and I personally think that The Forest Service needs to get their heads out of their arses and take better care of the area in and around Mt St Helen's and keep idiot like this away from this area. AS ANYONE WHO REMEMBERS WHEN MT.ST HELEN'S BLEW HER TOP AND MANY MANY PEOPLE LOST THEIR LIVES THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO SHOULD BE DOING ANY KIND OF WORK IN OR AROUND THIS VOLCANO ARE TRAINED VOLCANOLAGIST AND ALL OTHER'S NEED TO STAY AWAY AND HAVE A LOT OF RESPECT FOR THE POWER OF MOTHER NATURE AND THE DESTRUCTION SHE CAN Wrought.

Sheila D (28)
Monday March 12, 2012, 7:57 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks Jim.

Tracy G (3)
Monday March 12, 2012, 8:36 pm
signed, thx

Monday March 12, 2012, 9:20 pm

Jana Repova (65)
Tuesday March 13, 2012, 1:14 am
Noted & signed. Thank you.

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Tuesday March 13, 2012, 1:51 am
Signed and noted thanks

Elsie Au (259)
Tuesday March 13, 2012, 1:54 am
Done. Thanks.

Lynne Buckley (0)
Tuesday March 13, 2012, 2:21 am

Donna Hamilton (159)
Tuesday March 13, 2012, 8:58 am
Signed. Thanks for posting

leslie c (18)
Tuesday March 13, 2012, 9:17 am
Noted, signed & tweeted, thank you.

Suzy F (94)
Tuesday March 13, 2012, 10:23 am
In the past week I have read at least 3 articles detailing 3 different invasions of our land by Canadian minining or oil companies. WTF? Stay out, like the others said.

Ellen m (215)
Tuesday March 13, 2012, 1:45 pm
This is my backyard, and it is one of the most pristine areas you can find in the US, as the Mountain wiped out all traces of man with her displeasure in May 1980.

The trees are growing back, the animals and the fauna are recovering..but Mt. St. Helens is ever vigilant, and no one should ever be allowed to provoke her ever again!

Signed, shared, fb and tweeted! Thanks Jim

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 13, 2012, 1:49 pm
Leave St Helen's alone.

Fran F (118)
Tuesday March 13, 2012, 2:28 pm
Here's a link about the efforts of the environmental group the Gifford Pinchot [National Forest] Task Force to stop this drilling, which Ascot Resources says is for copper, although gold has been found in the area as well.

This issue hits close to home for me too, since I live about 60 miles away. Gladly signed, shared and noted. Thanks, Jim.

Ron Avila (20)
Tuesday March 13, 2012, 8:12 pm

P A (117)
Wednesday March 14, 2012, 2:45 am
My first thought was not complimentary: "Are they out of their tiny little minds?" I realise that they think that a few miles from an ACTIVE VOLCANO - and a very violent one too, can't do any harm - but they patently are unaware of the number of times people have said in human history 'Oh, it'll be fine.....!' and it blew up in their faces! Geologists/vulcanologists felt that an observation station several miles from the volcano was safe - most sadly they proved wrong. They no doubt assume that the magma feeding the volcano comes up in one narrow pipe - but they can't be sure, and the consequences of being wrong are so terrible!

Then there's the point that this company has proved that they are not in any way to be trusted - they have already drilled outside their area - that is hardly a tiny error such as forgetting to tick a box - that is deliberate.

If they can't be trusted in small things - there is no chance whatsoever they can be trusted in large ones. Signed - thanks Jill.

Suzy F (94)
Wednesday March 14, 2012, 7:39 am
Yesterday, I emailed the White House about this ongoing invasion of American lands by Canadian interests. I opted to receive a reply...will post it when it arrives!

Jere W (9)
Wednesday March 14, 2012, 9:35 am
Noted and already signed!

Donna Hamilton (159)
Wednesday March 14, 2012, 11:23 am
Signed. Thanks for posting.

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (44)
Thursday March 15, 2012, 3:28 am
Signed ~ Noted

Emma S (239)
Thursday March 15, 2012, 1:25 pm
Done it! Thank you.

Jason Green (235)
Friday March 16, 2012, 9:15 am
Your signature has been recorded.

Muriel Servaege (53)
Friday March 16, 2012, 10:20 am
Why would they want to drill near a volcano??? Greed has no limits!

Grainne OCarroll (72)
Sunday March 18, 2012, 12:04 pm
Signed and noted.

Terri Hughes (416)
Monday March 19, 2012, 7:40 am
''SIGNED''....drilling next to a VOLCANO...what are they thinking? OOPS....they are NOT. How stupid can you get? GREED and NO concern for the land, animals or humans!!!!

Yvonne F (181)
Monday March 26, 2012, 11:34 am
Signed! Thanks Jim!!!!

Dianne D (490)
Friday March 30, 2012, 10:38 pm

David N (19)
Wednesday April 18, 2012, 2:56 pm
Signed & noted.

Ruth Ann W (198)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 8:26 am
S&N. OUr work will never end. We must all keep up the energy we need to fight for those who cannot fight for themselve.
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