Tell the U.S. Forest Service: protect the Boundary Waters from sulfide-ore mining
I urge the United States Forest Service to do the following:
1. Prepare a rigorous and comprehensive Environmental Impact Statement that thoroughly studies the devastating impacts of sulfide-ore copper mining on Superior National Forest lands in the Rainy River Drainage Basin. Document why only the removal of 234,328 acres of Superior National Forest lands from the federal mineral leasing program will protect the Boundary Waters and Voyageurs National Park.
2. Submit a strong recommendation to Interior Secretary Zinke asking that the Department of Interior order the removal of 234,328 acres of Superior National Forest lands from the federal mineral leasing program for 20 years, the maximum allowed by law.