Bristol Bay, Alaska

Alaska’s Bristol Bay is an irreplaceable wild place. It’s home to one of the world’s largest salmon runs, sheltering tens of millions of fish as they spawn. Around the vibrant waters, Alaskan tundra blooms into a rich wetland home to hundreds of species of birds and land animals.1     A massive open-pit mine could destroy this beautiful place. But just upstream, a company […]
Grand Canyon (Photo: Sam Loyd on Unsplash)

Uranium mining is dirty. Mines scar landscapes and contaminate aquifers that feed ecosystems, dealing severe ecological damage long after they close. But now, the Trump administration wants to give $1.5 billion to the flagging U.S. uranium industry for mining projects — and at least one company says that could fund a mine near the Grand Canyon.1     Uranium mining is dirty and […]

By Pat Kelly-Fischer, senior digital campaigner Its geysers, forests and wildlife earned Yellowstone protection as America’s first national park nearly 150 years ago. Just beyond the park’s borders, on its northern edge, Crevice Mining Group is pushing to construct a gold mine. To operate the mine, thousands of trucks would need to rattle through theGreater Yellowstone ecosystem. But first, the company will […]

By John Rumpler, board president President Theodore Roosevelt said it best: “Let this great wonder of nature remain as it now is. Do nothing to mar its grandeur, sublimity, and loveliness. You cannot improve on it. But what you can do it to keep it for your children, your children’s children, and all who come after you, as the one great […]
Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Help protect beautiful lands and waters around Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.       The Threat to the Boundary Waters Healthy forest torn up and replaced with roads and tailing ponds. Mining waste pouring into pristine lakes and waterways. Vulnerable wildlife disturbed by constant light, dust and noise. That could be the future of Minnesota’s beautiful Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness if we don’t […]

By Marcia Eldridge, board member New uranium mining projects won’t encroach on the Grand Canyon’s doorstep any time soon. On Oct. 1, 2018, the Supreme Court declined to hear a case challenging the Obama-era ban on new uranium mining projects near the Grand Canyon. Environmental Action and our partner, Environment America, built support for the 20-year moratorium, which was enacted in 2012, on […]
Yellowstone grizzly and cub (Photo: Marco Secchi, Unsplash)

It hasn’t been hard to find negative headlines lately, so we wanted to make sure you saw these good news stories. May they make your day a little brighter… Good News for Grizzlies Yellowstone grizzly bears protected by a federal court! Roughly 700 bears live in and around Yellowstone National Park, and this ruling overturned a Trump administration claim that this bear […]
Boundary Waters Wilderness and Canoe Area, Minnesota (Photo: Jim Brandenburg)

The Boundary Waters Wilderness and Canoe Area is America’s most popular wilderness area. Urge Twin Metals mining company to abandon plans to threaten these public lands for their own private profit.   The Beauty of the Boundary Waters The beautiful Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is home to venerable old forests and priceless riparian ecosystems. You’ll find bears, birds, timber wolves, and […]
Bears-Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments (Photo: BLM)

Congress can stop the Trump administration’s drive to drill, mine, log and develop national monument lands like Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante for private profit. Urge lawmakers to stand up to keep our public lands in public hands.   The Beauty of Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante Bears Ears contains thousands of archaeological sites that detail centuries of human history. You can also find […]
Boat in Bristol Bay with mountain in the background. Photo: Flickr user echoforsberg (CC 2.0)

Alaska’s Bristol bay is the world’s most important wild salmon fishery. Unfortunately, the Trump administration seems poised to green light toxic mining that could threaten this irreplaceable place. The Threat to Bristol Bay A large gold and copper mine, along with a pipeline, could soon tear up Alaska’s pristine Bristol Bay — so we’re upping the ante on our campaign to protect […]