Protect the Boundary Waters from toxic mining

Allowing mining around the Boundary Waters would forever pollute this special place with waste from leaks, spills, and tailings.

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The Boundary Waters are a pristine wilderness.

The Boundary Waters is the most visited wilderness in the United States, and for good reason.

The million-acre environment is a lattice of pristine waterways. There are more than 1,200 miles of canoe routes that meander through the rugged terrain. Throughout the Boundary Waters, otters, moose, gray wolves and more make their home.

Toxic mines have no place in this pristine and wild area. And yet, legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives aims to overturn a ban on mining upstream of the Boundary Waters.

Join us in protecting this special place by sending a message urging your U.S. House representative to oppose reversing a ban on mining near the Boundary Waters.

Mining is banned for now…but maybe not for long.

Earlier this year, with the help of environmental advocates like you, we successfully urged the Biden administration to issue a 20-year ban on 225,000 acres of public lands surrounding the Boundary Waters. This was a huge victory for the Boundary Waters, the wildlife that call it home, and the visitors it receives. But it could be short-lived.

Now, legislation to undo the ban is pending before the U.S. House of Representatives. If passed, it would likely lead to mining at the headways of the Boundary Waters. One company, Twin Metals, has pushed to build a copper mine there for years.

Take action to protect the Boundary Waters.

Allowing mining around the Boundary Waters would forever pollute this special place. Mines can release waste from leaks, spills, and tailings. The waste can flow into the Boundary Waters, contaminating the rivers and poisoning the wildlife that drink from it.

We know we have what it takes to protect this special place. We successfully did it once before, and, with your help, we can defend the mining ban around the Boundary Waters.

Take action today to protect the Boundary Waters from toxic mining.

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