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Protect Mount St. Helens

The Gifford Pinchot Task Force is dedicated to protecting Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, a national treasure, from commercial activities that will harm or destroy the nearby environment.

Mount St. Helens and the Green River are special to the people who live here, people of the greater Pacific Northwest and the rest of America. The area’s rich forests and clean rivers support a special way of life and our economy. Since 1980, we have seen the forests begin to rebound from the eruption of Mount St. Helens. Now, a slower, but perhaps even more destructive, threat is emerging. International mining interests want to exploit minerals on the very edge of the Mount St. Helens National Monument, with a massive mine that carries the unacceptable risk of large-scale pollution that could destroy our way of life. There is a place for mining on our public lands, but Mount St. Helens and the Green River are simply too valuable to put at risk. We can do something about it.

The Gifford Pinchot Task Force filed a formal complaint in Federal District Court opposing a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Forest Service (FS) plan to allow a Canadian mining speculator to drill for minerals a half mile from the Green River.  Click here for more details. Let the Forest Service and the BLM know that you don’t agree with its decision by joining over 3,000 of your neighbors by signing our petition demanding that the BLM and the Forest Service protect our valuable public lands and say NO to exploratory drilling and mining near Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument.

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Additionally, the GPTF needs your help to protect Mount Mt. Helens.  Please support our efforts by donating to help us cover our expenses.

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