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Aug 3 2017

Recreation & Conservation Groups Oppose Legislation to Facilitate Mining on Federal Lands

Posted on Aug 3, 2017 in Conservation News, Mining
Recreation & Conservation Groups Oppose Legislation to Facilitate Mining on Federal Lands

Today Washington Wild joined 34 local businesses, conservation and recreation organizations who sent  a letter to Chair Lisa Murkowski and Ranking Member Maria Cantwell on the Senate Energy & Natural […]

Feb 2 2017

The Year Ahead: 2017 Program Priorities

Posted on Feb 2, 2017 in Conservation News
The Year Ahead: 2017 Program Priorities

FIGHT  Attacks on our Public Lands Over the next four years our wild lands and waters will be under siege. We expect renewed Congressional attacks on bedrock environmental laws like […]

Oct 7 2016

COMPLETED ACTION: Proposed Quarry Expansion Threatens Ancient Forests, Wildlife and Drinking Water

COMPLETED ACTION: Proposed Quarry Expansion Threatens Ancient Forests, Wildlife and Drinking Water

TAKE ACTION United Western Supply has proposed expanding an existing olivine rock quarry onto national forest lands including the Mt. Baker West inventoried roadless area in Whatcom County. Located north […]

Jul 3 2014

Court Says Mt. St. Helens Is No Place For A Mine

Posted on Jul 3, 2014 in Conservation News, Forest Management, Mining
Court Says Mt. St. Helens Is No Place For A Mine

A federal district court struck down the federal government’s approval of a controversial mining exploration project on federal public lands adjacent to Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. The court […]

May 19 2014

Washington Wild Raises Concerns over Flagg Mountain Mining Proposal in Methow Valley

Posted on May 19, 2014 in Conservation News, Mining
Washington Wild Raises Concerns over Flagg Mountain Mining Proposal in Methow Valley

Washington Wild submitted comments to the Wenatchee-Okanogan National Forest expressing concerns about a new proposal to green light exploratory drilling as a preliminary step to a potential open pit mine […]

Apr 28 2014

Buckhorn Mine Expansion Withdrawn

Posted on Apr 28, 2014 in Conservation News, Mining
Buckhorn Mine Expansion Withdrawn

Echo Bay/Kinross mining company  announced they are withdrawing a 2010 proposal to pursue exploratory drilling over more than 9,000 acres of public land near Tonasket and Chesaw in Okanagan County. […]

Dec 3 2012

Forest Service Approves Exploratory Drilling Near Mount St. Helens

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 in Conservation News, Forest Management, Mining
Forest Service Approves Exploratory Drilling Near Mount St. Helens

The Gifford Pinchot National Forest authorized plans to explore for minerals near Mount St. Helens. Ascot Resources Ltd., a mining company based in Canada, applied to the Bureau of Land […]