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Speak out now to protect sacred Mt. Taylor from a massive uranium mine. If approved the mine would create a denuded landscape that equals more than 200 football fields.

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Beverly Fjobhunting (86)
Monday June 10, 2013, 7:17 am
Proposed Roca Honda Uranium Mine Would Defile Mountain Sacred to Southwestern Tribes

For the first time in 30 years, New Mexico may reopen the doors to uranium mining.

Speak out now to protect sacred Mt. Taylor from a massive uranium mine. If approved the mine would create a denuded landscape that equals more than 200 football fields.

A Canadian company and its Japanese partner known as Roca Honda Resources is proposing to dig up as much as 28 million pounds of uranium from the flanks of Mt. Taylor west of Albuquerque.

The U.S. Forest Service will take public comment up until June 13 on a draft environmental impact statement on the uranium mine nine miles from the peak of Mount Taylor and well within the boundary of a Traditional Cultural Property designation meant to protect the mountain’s sacred values.

The mining operation would pollute and diminish water supplies—which would contribute to the long history of human health impacts from uranium mining in the region. Uranium contamination from past mining projects remains unremediated.

Mining uranium in the Mt. Taylor Traditional Cultural Property is like mining in the National Cathedral. The traditional cultural property has great spiritual significance for indigenous people across the Southwest.

Tell the Cibola National Forest that the proposed Roca Honda uranium mine is unacceptable in the traditional cultural property, and the impacts to water and human health are simply too great.

Water and a healthy community are human rights. The federal government and the state of New Mexico need to recognize the rights of people who are living in uranium impacted communities and say “NO” to the proposed Roca Honda mine.

Frans Badenhorst (582)
Monday June 10, 2013, 7:17 am
Thank you for sending your letter opposing uranium mining on Mt. Taylor.

You can make an even greater impact for our wild places by donating to our efforts to challenge poor government agency proposals through litigation, policy change and education.

natasha salgado (717)
Monday June 10, 2013, 7:42 am

Kit B. (276)
Monday June 10, 2013, 7:55 am

Thank you for sending your letter opposing uranium mining on Mt. Taylor.

Sue H. (6)
Monday June 10, 2013, 8:05 am
Noted and message sent, thanks.

Christeen Anderson (659)
Monday June 10, 2013, 8:42 am

Elizabeth O. (96)
Monday June 10, 2013, 9:09 am

Ben Oscarsito (275)
Monday June 10, 2013, 9:15 am

Past Member (0)
Monday June 10, 2013, 10:13 am
Noted and signed! Thank you, Beverly!

. (0)
Monday June 10, 2013, 2:14 pm
message sent

Rose Becke (142)
Monday June 10, 2013, 4:34 pm
Signed Bev

Rose Becke (142)
Monday June 10, 2013, 4:36 pm
Thank you for sending your letter opposing uranium mining on Mt. Taylor.

June M. (136)
Monday June 10, 2013, 4:43 pm
Thank you for sending your letter opposing uranium mining on Mt. Taylor.

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Monday June 10, 2013, 5:09 pm
Here is what I ADDED to my letter:

We don't want it for weapons - nor for "nuclear power".
Just LEAVE IT! We don't have to mine every bit of everything just to make money for a greedy Corporation that has NO PATRIOTISM OR NATIONAL INTEREST IN ANY PARTICULAR COUNTRY AT ALL.

. (7)
Monday June 10, 2013, 7:39 pm
Noted and signed, thanks Beverly.

Giana Peranio-Paz (407)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 12:37 am
Noted and signed.

Constance F. (418)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 1:30 am
thank you for posting. signed and shared.
Thank you for sending your letter opposing uranium mining on Mt. Taylor.

Alice C. (1797)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 4:56 am
Message sent

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 7:36 am
Signed and noted thanks

Tom Tree (245)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 7:49 am

Sure hope so!
Signed, Noted & Shared !
Thank You for bringing to OUR attention !

Jaime Alves (51)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 7:56 am

PlsNoMessage se (614)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 8:01 am

Valerie H. (133)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 8:27 am
Thank you - signed

Beatrice B. (113)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 9:26 am
Noted and signed, ty

Barry AWAY T. (938)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 9:39 am

Michael Kirkby (97)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 10:00 am

Lydia Weissmuller Price (181)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 10:21 am
Signed and shared, thank you.

Beth M. (238)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 12:24 pm

Joanne Dixon (36)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 12:39 pm
Perhaps Senator Reid can share with Senator Tom Udall what he did in Nevada that has the Sierra Club collecting gratitude for him. I do have confidence Senator Tom Udall would be interested.

Birgit W. (159)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 1:05 pm

Jamie Clemons (282)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 1:29 pm
We don't need more uranium mines we need more solar and wind and geothermal.

Frances Darcy (225)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 2:05 pm
s and n

Ana Fontan (16)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 2:36 pm
NOted, but they the petition is only for US residents, Im sorry for this. Thank you!

Natalie V. (27)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 2:58 pm
noted / signed

Dianne D. (491)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 3:07 pm

Lois Jordan (63)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 3:31 pm
Message sent. Noted. Thank you, Beverly.
Seems lately that every time I read an article about protesting mining or oil pipelines, a Canadian corporation is involved---often partnered with a corporation from another country. What's going on with Canada? They are intruding on us here in AZ as well, but we are fighting them.

Alexander Kovesy (3)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 3:41 pm

Ellen Kent (0)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 4:31 pm

Dori C. (17)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 5:17 pm

Anne T. (180)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 5:26 pm
Signed and shared.

Nelson Baker (0)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 5:50 pm

janet f. (29)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 5:56 pm

JOSE Honr (0)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 6:57 pm
Noted and signed.

Sue Clayton (8)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 9:23 pm
100% in agreement with BMutiny. I'm truly so sick of these multi million dollar orgs digging, drilling, blowing up Mother Earth and sucking out her insides for the almighty dollar. For those of you who don't live in the US and wish to sign petitions just pick a state, find it's zip code and add to the bottom of your form. I live in Australia and I manage to sign the restricted ones. Noted and signed.

Inge Bjorkman (188)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 11:18 pm
Sent the message

Judy C. (102)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 1:09 am
This travesty must be prevented! Signed. Thanks, Beverly.

Victoria Pohrebna (279)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 2:22 am
Thank you for sending your letter opposing uranium mining on Mt. Taylor.

Emma S. (240)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 1:18 pm
Done! Thanks, Beverly - and to Charles for the forward.

Sheila D. (28)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 9:00 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks, Beverly.

Rhonda lawford (4)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 9:58 am
got it. signed it. Thank you for sharing

Melania Padilla (197)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 2:28 pm
We apologize, but the action alert you are attempting to access is no longer active.

Monday July 8, 2013, 11:35 pm
Noted. This alert is no longer available so I signed a couple of others. Thanks Beverly
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