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With the Paris conference on climate change just completed, the U.S. government is considering allowing a coal corporation to mine pristine roadless forests. The Forest Service is taking comments. We bet you have one. Please join with our friends at Earthjustice and help put a stop to this.
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TAKE ACTION! Stop coal mining on roadless forests

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Construction of road and methane venting pad above the West Elk coal mine. (U.S. Forest Service)
Roadless forests are under attack—help stop the bulldozing of wild forests for dirty coal mines!

Tell the U.S. Forest Service: No loophole for Arch Coal!
 

 Today, you can help stop Arch Coal from bulldozing through thousands of acres of pristine roadless forest in Colorado to mine up to 170 million tons of coal.

The comment period expires in just weeks! Tell the U.S. Forest Service to protect our roadless forests now!

Until January 4, the Forest Service is taking comments on its proposal to pave the way for Arch Coal—the second-largest coal company in the United States—to bulldoze across thousands of acres of pristine roadless forests.

Right now, we have the opportunity to speak up before the proposal is finalized.

The agency is proposing to reopen a loophole in the Colorado Roadless Rule that will make it possible for Arch Coal to reap profits while adding 130 million tons of climate pollution to our atmosphere, causing up to $13 billion in damage to the world’s economy and environment. The climate costs of this proposal are simply too high.

This loophole would set a dangerous precedent for our wild lands, and we can’t let it happen. Speak out against this destructive proposal now!

This isn’t the first time we’ve blocked this dangerous loophole. In 2014, Earthjustice won a court decision that threw the loophole out but left the door open for the Forest Service to revive it down the road.

Today, we’re facing that fight, and we need your help!

Help stop up to 65 miles of road from being bulldozed across 19,000 acres of roadless forest, degrading habitat for black bear and elk, goshawk, lynx and trout…all to benefit one corporation.

Tell the Forest Service it should not allow Arch Coal to reap profits while adding huge amounts of climate pollution to our atmosphere, all at the expense of wild, roadless forest!

Thank you for speaking out,

 
Ted Zukoski
Attorney
Rocky Mountain Office
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Photo Credit: Construction of road and methane venting pad above the West Elk coal mine. (U.S. Forest Service)
 


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