Sign the petition!
Tell the Bureau of Land Management: Don’t allow coal mining next to Bryce Canyon National Park.
This surface mine would produce two million tons of coal a year, and The Bureau of Land Management’s review identified more than a dozen negative impacts this proposed mine is likely to have.
These include air pollution, water pollution, loss of wildlife habitat, increased coal truck traffic and noise levels, adverse effects to recreation resources and an increased risk of fuel spills, solid waste spills and wildfires.
In addition to the problems the BLM identified, burning coal from the proposed mine would also be a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, which experts say are now growing faster than previously anticipated worst case scenarios.3
National Parks and federal lands belong to all of us, and BLM needs to hear from people who don’t want these special recreation areas and wildlife habitats —- especially not Bryce Canyon — to be endangered in order to mine for dirty coal.