Grassroots

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Advocacy Coalition of Telluride Contact: Michael Saftler
Box 116 Telluride CO 81435 United States
Phone: 970 728 6540 Website: Advocacy Coalition of Telluride

Advocating and educating for the benefit of all Livingkind now and for generations to come. Clean Air Water and Soil is our CAWS. If we all protected OUR CAWS above all else our quality of life and food supply would be sustaining. If CAWS was a political platform we would transform the world.

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Alaskans for Responsible Mining
AK

Alaskans for Responsible Mining (ARM) is a coalition of conservation groups, Tribal organizations, and communities working on mining issues in Alaska.

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Alternatives North Contact: Kevin O’Reilly
P.O. Box 444 Yellowknife NT X1A 2N3 Canada
Phone: 867-920-2765 Website: Alternatives North

Social justice coalition of environmental, antipoverty, church, organized labour, women’s groups and interested individuals. Mining focus dependent on interest of members and availability of resources but largely focused on mining policy, economic rent, closure and reclamation.

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Apache Stronghold Contact: Sally Noedel
P.O. Box 766 San Carlos AZ 85550
Phone: 928-475-6751 Website: Apache Stronghold

Apache Stronghold is working to protect religious freedom and sacred sites at Apache Leap and Oak Flat from Rio Tinto’s Resolution Copper Project. Walk to Save Oak Flat was founded in 2015 to raise awareness and opposition to the proposal.

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Castle Mountain Coalition Contact: Kirby Spangler
P.O. Box 1244 Chickaloon AK 99674 United States
Phone: 907-746-3733 Website: Castle Mountain Coalition

We hope to be part of a national movement to stop extreme energy extraction of all kinds. There are currently three communities in our valley that are threatened by coal mines that are in various stages of leasing and permitting, but there is currently no coal being extracted.

We appear to have just won a major victory against the mine that was closest to “development.” Usibelli Coal’s permit to mine at Wishbone Hill has been declared invalid by the federal Office of Surface Mining thanks to comments made at a public hearing by a Castle Mountain Coalition supporter.

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CCSG Associates Contact: Sue Moodie
Box 34026 Whitehorse Yukon Y1A 7A3 Canada
Phone: 867-336-1135

Although a recent graduate in doctoral studies at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, I am a long term Yukon resident and my consulting company CCSG Associates has been involved in a variety of diverse mining related projects, research, advocacy, policy and regulation development, grassroots organizing and outreach in northern, national and international contexts. I have held it as my goal to work as a translator between academia, industry, policy and community-based values to achieve substantive work that has meaning on many different levels, with my skills as a researcher on the ground and in the books with a local focus.

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Committee for Future Generations Contact: Candyce Paul
Saskatchewan Canada
Website: committeeforfuturegenerations

The Committee for Future Generations was founded in 2011 by a group of citizens concerned that northern Saskatchewan communities are being aggressively targeted by the Nuclear Waste Management Organization to store Canada’s nuclear waste.

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Concerned Citizens and Retired Miners Contact: Roy Chavez
106 W. Palo Verde Dr. Superior Arizona 85173
Phone: 520-827-9133 Website: concerned citizens and retired miners

Concerned Citizens & Retired Miners is a grassroots group of citizens who reside in Superior, AZ or are affiliated with relatives who are residents; are retired hard-rock miners who previously worked in the now non-operational mine in Superior, AZ and were displaced; or are individuals concerned that important public and is being conveyed to a foreign mining company for private use. Specifically, the organization opposes the federal exchange land bill that would give Oak Flat campground to Rio Tinto and BHP regardless of the findings of the NEPA analyses.

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Copper Country Alliance Contact: Ruth McHenry
HC60 Box 306T Copper Center AK 99573 United States
Phone: 907-822-3644 Website: Save the Angle Lakes

Copper Country Alliance formed in 1992 to help protect the wild and rural environment of the Copper River Basin/Wrangell Mountains region of Alaska. It is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit corportation, headquartered in Kenny Lake, Alaska.

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Data Center Contact: Miho Kim
1904 Franklin Street, Suite 900 Oakland CA 94612 United States
Phone: 510-835-4692 Fax: 510-835-3017 Website: Data Center

We know that communities are experts about the problems and solutions affecting their lives. DataCenter helps surface that knowledge in ways that develop leadership, increase community power, and generate momentum for social change. As marginalized communities take the tools and power of research into their own hands, they surface accurate information about the urgent and pressing conditions of their lives, and they encourage others to do the same.

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Environment Minnesota Contact: Samantha Chadwick
1313 5th Street SE Suite 316 Minneapolis MN 55414 United States
Phone: 612-331-8404 Website: Environment Minnesota

Environment Minnesota is a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization working for clean air, clean water, and open space.

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Ethical Metalsmiths Contact: Christina Miller
39 Main St. College Corner OH 45003 United States
Phone: 513-551-0559 Website: Ethical Metalsmiths

Lead jewelers and consumers in becoming informed activists for responsible mining, sustainable economic development and verified, ethical sources of materials used in making jewelry.

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Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness Contact: Betsy Daub
401 North Third Street Suite 290 Minneapolis MN 55401 United States
Phone: 612-332-9630 Website: Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness

Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness is a Minnesota non-profit conservation organization with the mission to protect, preserve and restore the wilderness character of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and the Quetico-Superior Ecosystem. Hardrock mineral exploration is increasing across northeastern Minnesota, and proposed projects at the edges of the wilderness threaten the region’s clean water, cultural resources, and tourism and outdoor recreation economies.

 

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Friends of the Land of Keweenaw (FOLK) Contact: Linda Rulison
P.O. Box 473 Houghton MI 49931 United States
Phone: 906-334-2553 Website: Friends of the Land of Keweenaw Website: Mining Education and Empowerment Campaign

Creating a positive social and environmental legacy for the western Upper Peninsula

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Friends of the Stikine Contact: Stan Tomandl
502-620 View Street, Coast Salish Territory Victoria British Columbia V8W 1J6 Candada
Phone: 250-383-5677 Website: Coma Communications

Friends of the Stikine Society, founded in 1980, is a grass roots organisation that has had success in helping stop devastating hydro dam proposals, and now works to keep development to a sane and environmentally secure level. We are a charitable organisation based in Victoria, BC, networked with First Nations and other ENGO’s to conserve as much as possible, of one of the last roadless wild areas on our planet.

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Front 40 Contact: Marla Tuinstra
P.O. Box 113 Stephenson MI 49887 United States
Phone: 906-753-4112 Website: Front 40

Currently, activity in the area is somewhat curtailed as far as a mine is concerned. However, it is most likely that Aquila is seeking another mining company to take over that part of the process. Time will tell…

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Gifford Pinchot Task Force Contact: Jessica Schafer
917 SW Oak St. Suite 410 Portland OR 97205 United States
Phone: 503-221-2102 ext. 101 Website: Gifford Pinchot Task Force

The GP Task Force has been working on the issue of mining near Mount St. Helens since early 2005 when an Idaho based company sought a lease permit for mining of copper, gold and molybdenum 12 miles from the crater of Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. In 2010, a Canadian company, Ascot Resource Ltd., purchased an option agreement for the mineral survey area and is seeking to conduct exploratory drilling. The mineral survey area is 12 miles from the crater of Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. The land and a 50% mineral ownership was obtained by the United States Forest Service using Land and Water Conservation Funds to aid in the preservation of the integrity of the Green River prior to entering the National Volcanic Monument, and [ ] aid in the preservation of the scenic beauty of this area which is to become an important Monument portal.

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High Country Citizens’ Alliance Contact: Dan Morse
PO Box 1066 Crested Butte CO 81224 United States
Phone: (970) 349-7104 Fax: (970) 349-0164 Website: High Country Citizens\’ Alliance

The mission of High County Citizens’ Alliance is to champion the protection, conservation and preservation of the natural ecosystems within the Upper Gunnison River Basin. We achieve our goals by integrating expert analysis and scientific research with environmental education, informed debate and policy participation.

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Keeper of the Mountains Foundation Contact: Daniel Chiotos
179 Summers St, Suite 234 Charleston WV 25301 United States
Phone: 304-205-0920 Website: Keeper of the Mountains Foundation

The Keeper of the Mountains Foundation aims to educate and inspire people to work for healthier, more sustainable mountain communities and an end to mountaintop removal. We believe a better future requires everyday people to come together and recognize their power to make long-term, lasting change.

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Keepers of the Athabasca Contact: Jesse Cardinal; Coordinator, Roland Woodward; Chair
Box 1707 Athabasca Alberta T0S 2B4 Canada
Phone: 780-404-5315 Website: Keepers of the Athabasca

Working as concerned citizens to ensure that the Athabasca River is protected as much as possible. Learning about issues that are affecting the Athabasca Watershed and working to acknowledge and address those issues

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Kootenai Environmental Alliance Contact: Adrienne Cronebaugh
408 Sherman Ave., Suite301 Coeur d\’Alene ID 83814 United States
Phone: 208-667-9093 Website: Kootenai Environmental Alliance

Kootenai Environmental Alliance is committed to conserving, protecting and restoring the environmental in North Idaho.

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Mining Impact Coalition of Wisconsin Contact: Dave Blouin
3918 Paunack Ave Madison WI 53711-1623 United States
Phone: 608-233-8455 Phone: 608-220-4040 Website: Mining Impact Coalition of Wisconsin
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New Mexico Mining Action Network Contact: Michael Paul
PO Box 238 Taos NM 87571 United States
Phone: (505) 362-1063 Website: Amigos Bravos

NMMAN is a nationally recognized collaborative effort to implement and strengthen the mine permitting and reclamation requirements of the New Mexico Mining Act. NMMAN’s mission is to be a statewide advocate for: restoration of community land and water affected by mining; enforcement of the NM Mining Act and of relevant water quality and quantity laws; and promotion of economic alternatives for mining-impacted communities.

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Okanogan Highlands Alliance Contact: David Kliegman
PO Box 163 Tonasket WA 98855 United States
Phone: 509-560-4429 Website: Okanogan Highlands Alliance

OHA works to minimize watershed impacts associated with the Buckhorn gold mine operations and exploration, improve the ecological health of the Okanogan Highlands and increase community awareness and involvement in watershed issue.

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Patagonia Area Resource Alliance Contact: Wendy Russell
PO Box 1044 Patagonia AZ 85624 United States
Phone: 520.477.2308 Website: Para Watchdogs

The Patagonia Area Resource Alliance is a grassroots organization of volunteer community members committed to protecting and preserving the Patagonia, Arizona area. We are a Watchdog organization that monitors the activities of industrial developers such as mining corporations, as well as government agencies, to make sure their actions have long-term, sustainable benefits to our public lands, our watershed, and our town.

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Powder River Basin Resource Council Contact: Shannon Anderson
934 N. Main St. Sheridan WY 82801 United States
Phone: (307) 672-5809 Fax: (307) 672-5800 Website: Powder River Basin Resource Council

Through member empowerment, strategic alliances, and a dedicated staff, we work to preserve Wyoming’s unique quality of life and our precious air, land, and water quality. Join us at http://www.powderriverbasin.org.

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Rivers Without Borders Contact: Will Patric
PO Box 1968 Port Townsend WA 98368 United States
Phone: 360-379-2811 Fax: 360-379-2811 Website: Rivers Without Borders

Rivers Without Borders has been striving to protect the wild intact watersheds and rich ecological and cultural values of the British Columbia-Alaska transboundary region since 1999. We engage First Nations, commercial fishermen, scientists, environmental organizations, government, community leaders, media, and others to advance our conservation vision for this vast, remote, and spectacular area.

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Save Our Cabinets Contact: Mary Costello
P.O. Box 152 Heron MT 59844 United States
Phone: 208-610-4896 Website: Save our Cabinets

Save Our Cabinets is a Montana non-profit organization established to protect the 94,000-acre Cabinet Mountains Wilderness Area in northwestern Montana, and to conserve and restore the wild lands and resources of the Cabinet Mountains. Our goal is to prevent destructive activities, including hard rock mining, which would impact the Cabinet Mountains Ecosystem, while fostering an appreciation of its wilderness character, native wildlife, and pristine air and waters.

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Save Our Sky Blue Waters Contact: Lori Andresen
PO Box 3661 Duluth MN 55803
Phone: (218) 461-1767 Website: Save Our Sky Blue Waters

Grassroots conservation organization

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Save the Wild U.P. Contact: Alexandra Maxwell
P.O. Box 562 Marquette MI 49855 United States
Phone: (906) 662-8876 Website: Save the Wild U.P.

Through public awareness and education we strive to protect the Upper Peninsula from unsustainable development, degradation and dangerous contamination.

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Western Organization of Resource Councils Contact: Anna Marie Lucas
110 Maryland Ave NE #306 Washington DC 20001 United States
Phone: 202-547-7040 Website: Western Organization of Resource Councils

WORC is a grassroots group that organizes to build community power in seven states in the west. Our communities are directly impacted by hardrock and uranium mining and the legacy these mines leave behind. We advocate for better clean up of abandoned mine sites, protection for the communities directly impacted by hardrock mining, and reforming the 1872 Mining Law to make it a more just and equitable law of the land.

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Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice (WNPJ) Contact: Diane Farsetta
122 State Street #405A Madison WI 53703 United States
Phone: (608) 250-9240 Website: Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice (WNPJ)

WNPJ facilitates activities, cooperation and communication among Wisconsin organizations and individuals working toward the creation of a sustainable world, free from violence and injustice. We build coalitions, engage the public and wage campaigns through our Anti-Militarism, Immigrant Rights and Environment Work Groups, the last of which heads our anti-mining advocacy.

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Wisconsin Resources Protection Council Contact: Al Gedicks
210 Avon Street # 4 La Crosse WI 54603 United States
Phone: (608) 784-4399 Website: Wisconsin Resources Protection

The Wisconsin Resources Protection Council seeks to educate the public about the consequences of allowing international mining corporations to develop a new mining district in northern Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota.

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