Hey Montana, Don’t Mine the Yellowstone!

Photo: William Campbell

A Canadian Company Continues to Threaten the Yellowstone.

If you’ve ever spent a day fishing the Yellowstone, you understand this iconic river isn’t merely an angler’s paradise — it’s a treasure you could never put a price on, let alone compare it’s value to that of gold. Foreign mining companies don’t view the Yellowstone this way. Is it because they’ve never felt a 22” brown smash a Sex Dungeon in October or because they’ve never witnessed the river boiling with risers in early spring? Probably so — but more than anything, it’s because where there is gold, there is greed. Thankfully, lovers of the Yellowstone ecosystem had a big victory last month, a time-out for mining on public lands near the Yellowstone. The bad news is, a Canadian company has a plan in place to explore for gold on private land, a plan that would undoubtedly yield adverse socioeconomic and environmental impacts to an already fragile resource.

How can you help? Montana Department of Environmental Quality is taking your comments on the Canadian company’s proposal through Dec 12, which means this is your time to speak out. Contact Montana’s Department of Environmental Quality today and let them know the Yellowstone’s doorstep is no place for gold mines. Take action here.