Written on: April 1, 2016
Below is an opportunity to take action to stop another attempt at the degradation of our land and pollution of the atmosphere. If you agree with the petition please sign and pass it on to anyone you know would want to sign it.
Today, you can once again help to stop Arch Coal from destroying our pristine roadless forests.
The U.S. Forest Service is asking you to comment on proposed leases that would allow Arch Coal to create more roads, nearly 50 drill pads, and climate-polluting methane vents in the Sunset Roadless Area. Tell the U.S. Forest Service you oppose bulldozing our roadless forests to mine for coal!
Until April 12, the Forest Service is taking comments on coal lease modifications that would pave the way for bankrupt Arch Coal—the second-largest coal company in the United States—to build more roads, well pads and methane vents in Colorado’s roadless forest.
More than 100,000 people have already spoken up to stop a loophole that would open the door to Arch Coal’s leasing proposal, but now we have another opportunity to stop them.
The 5,000-acre Sunset Roadless Area in western Colorado’s Gunnison National Forest is a place worth protecting. It provides crucial winter habitat for big game herds, denning areas for the rare Canada lynx, and watersheds that support populations of imperiled Colorado River cutthroat trout.
It makes no sense to bulldoze this area for dirty coal, especially now when America needs to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and keep some fossil fuels in the ground to avoid the worst impacts of climate change for ourselves, our children and future generations.
Tell the Forest Service it shouldn’t allow Arch Coal to reap profits while adding huge amounts of climate pollution to our atmosphere, all at the expense of wild, roadless forests and threatened wildlife!