Comments due Friday, May 31st, 2013 at 5:00!
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is considering whether to allow a foreign corporation to expand its coal strip mining operations at the Decker coal mine in southeast Montana. This increased coal mining will pollute our air and water, contribute to climate change, and is a massive giveaway of a public resource. We need you to contact the BLM today. Analysis of the mine’s impacts to water quality in the Tongue River, air pollution, and climate change should cause BLM to reject this proposal.
In addition to climate change and increased air and water pollution, this coal is almost certainly bound for export to Asia. This proposal comes on the heels of leaders of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee calling for an investigation into reports of U.S. coal exporters dodging royalty payments on federally owned coal. Allowing this expansion is an exploitation of our public lands for the profits of a foreign corporation by selling the coal for a fraction of its value.
Please contact the Montana BLM today, and tell it to reject this disastrous proposal!