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TAKE ACTION: Speak Out to Protect the Rocky Mountains From Dirty Energy

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The U.S. Forest Service wants to let the coal industry invade one of Colorado's treasured forest roadless areas. Send a letter today calling on the Obama Administration to keep our forests safe from dirty energy.

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Beverly Fjobhunting (86)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 6:34 pm
Coloradoís mountain backcountry is again under siege by the coal industry.

Please take a minute to send a letter to the Forest Service calling on them to protect wild places in the Rocky Mountains.

Roadless lands in western Colorado are once more in the line of the coal industryís bulldozers. This time, itís the Pilot Knob roadless area on the lower elevations of the southeastern Grand Mesa.

I've been to this place and it's amazing. It's full of lush aspen forest, beaver ponds, untrammeled oaks, and habitat for endangered lynx, black bear, deer, and elk. As I hiked to the top of Pilot Knob looking out over the Gunnison River Valley below, I found this place to be as wild as any wilderness and worthy of protection.

Yet Oxbow mining, headed by Bill Koch, another billionaire Koch brother, wants to expand its Elk Creek coal mine into the upper reaches of this roadlesss area and lay it to waste for more coal. At the end of the day, 364 acres of the Pilot Knob stand to be lost forever.

Tell the Forest Service today to stand up to the greed of the coal industry and put Coloradoís wild places first. Tell them our future is not with coal.

Because if you thought the climate impacts of burning coal werenít bad enough, Oxbowís plans will deliver an even worse punch to our planet.

To get at the coal underneath the Pilot Knob, Oxbow intends to drill up to dozens of wells above the mine to vent methane, otherwise known as natural gas. Methane isnít just a valuable product, itís a potent greenhouse gas. Already, the amount of methane vented every year at Elk Creek mine equals the amount of carbon pollution spewed by an entire coal-fired power plant. Check out how destructive methane venting is to the landscape.

Americans deserve better. Here, not a single acre of the Grand Mesa has been protected as wilderness. Itís time to draw the line.

Speak out today letís save Pilot Knob from dirty energy and keep our Colorado backcountry protected.

Shana M. (56)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 7:34 pm

Christeen Anderson (661)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 7:45 pm

Kit B. (276)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 7:48 pm

Thank you for speaking out to protect the Rocky Mountains from dirty energy.

Sue H. (6)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 8:51 pm
Noted and signed, thanks. Stop the Rape and Plunder of our Planet!

Esther Z. (94)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 9:03 pm
Noted and signed.

Autumn Away S. (151)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 9:58 pm
signed and noted

Giana Peranio-Paz (407)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 11:02 pm
Noted and signed.

Rose Becke (142)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 11:16 pm
Signed Bev

Candy L. (473)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 11:22 pm
Signed & Tweeted again, thanks

Stuart Thomas (503)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 11:37 pm
signed and submitted.

Thank you for the posting, Beverly.

Judy C. (102)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 1:28 am
This dirty project will do s much damage to this pristine place. Such places are so scarce. Signed. Thanks Beverly.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 3:54 am
Signed and noted.

Debbie Williamson (322)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 7:00 am
Signed and noted.

June M. (137)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 7:11 am
Thank you for speaking out to protect the Rocky Mountains from dirty energy.

Nicole W. (647)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 9:17 am
Thank you for speaking out to protect the Rocky Mountains from dirty energy. ~ thank you Beverly

natasha salgado (715)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 9:36 am

Terrie Williams (800)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 1:07 pm
Thank you for speaking out to protect the Rocky Mountains from dirty energy.
Signed, noted and shared.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 1:34 pm

Lisa Neste (771)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 1:49 pm
Thank you for speaking out to protect the Rocky Mountains from dirty energy.

. (0)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 2:17 pm
message sent

Valerie H. (133)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 2:52 pm
Thank you - signed

Kathy Crews (71)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 4:03 pm
Signed and shared.

Natalie V. (27)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 4:46 pm
noted / signed

Julie E. (422)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 11:04 pm
Thank you for speaking out to protect the Rocky Mountains from dirty energy.
I use to live in Colorado. Flying over the Rocky Mountains is a beautiful site I will never forget, and the turbulence :)

Victoria Pohrebna (279)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 1:18 am

PlsNoMessage se (614)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 3:46 am

Kerstin Strobl (449)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 6:40 am
Signed, thank you Beverly

Magdalena P. (31)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 9:04 am
podpisane dzieki:)

Angelflowers D. (86)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 10:03 am

desanka s. (420)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 11:48 pm
"Speak out to Protect the Rocky Mountains from Dirty Energy
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Consider taking action on other issues."

Other actions taken. TY Beverly and Vesna for the forward!

Jabi Yeonnmin (164)
Friday July 12, 2013, 6:34 pm
Took action on a lot of other issues! :)

. (7)
Friday July 12, 2013, 11:04 pm
No longer active, took other actions.

Frances Darcy (225)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 3:36 am

Frances Darcy (225)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 3:42 am
Done...also all(-1st) petitions on that 2wild earth guardians" site.
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