Protect Parks and Communities from the Ambler Mining Road
Tell the Army Corps of Engineers to protect the Western Arctic caribou, Alaska Native communities, and Alaska’s spectacular parklands by halting plans for the Ambler mining road!
I urge you to revoke the permits for the Ambler industrial mining road and commit to a new environmental and cultural review, ensuring that Alaska’s parks, wildlife, and Alaska Native communities are not irreparably harmed by the destructive mining project.
The Ambler industrial mining road would cut through Gates of the Arctic National Preserve and threaten the survival of the Western Arctic Caribou Herd. With the longest land migration of any creature on Earth, it is the largest arctic caribou herd left in North America.
The people of the region depend on the caribou as well as the fisheries of the Kobuk and Koyukuk Rivers and other traditional subsistence resources for their food and way of life – all of which are threatened by the proposed mining road and associated open pit mining district.
Permits for the road were illegally pushed through in the final days of the Trump administration. Now, the Army Corps of Engineers must take action to ensure these flawed permits do not remain in effect.
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