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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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    Alaska Community Action on Toxics Contact: Environmental Health & Justice Coordinator
    505 West Northern Lights Blvd Suite 205 Anchorage AK United States
    Phone: 907 222 7714 Fax: 907 222 7715 Website: Alaska Community Action on Toxics

    Alaska Community Action on Toxics has been advocating for environmental health and justice issues locally with communities, statewide, nationally, and internationally. We provide communities the scientific tools and training needed to advocate for their health and wellbeing. In Seward Alaska, we coordinated the Bucket Brigade which utilizes air quality monitoring by local citizens to prove impacts from coal loading activities

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    Alaska’s Big Village Network Contact: Carl Wassilie
    3724 Campbell Airstrip Road Anchorage AK 99504
    Phone: 907-382-3403 Website: Alaska’s Big Village Network

    ALASKA’S BIG VILLAGE NETWORK’S (ABVN) MISSION IS TO CREATE COMMUNITIES OF INCLUSION OF INDIGENOUS AND NON-INDIGENOUS PEOPLES FOR THE HEALTH OF ALL PEOPLES’ MENTAL, SOCIAL, PHYSICAL, ENVIRONMENTAL AND SPIRITUAL WELL-BEING APPLYING ANCESTRAL WISDOM OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ HONOR, RESPECT AND DIGNITY OF THE WHOLE LIVING AND NON-LIVING UNIVERSE.

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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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    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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    Chiricahua Apache Alliance/San Carlos Apache Tribe Contact: Michael Paul Hill
    P.O. Box 33 San Carlos AZ 85550 United States
    Phone: 928-475-6743 Phone: 520-261-7074
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    Church Rock Uraniam Monitoring Project Contact: Gerald Brown
    Box 451 Church Rock NM 87311 United States
    Phone: 1-505-728-2770
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    Clean Up The Mines! Contact: Klee Benally
    225 E. 26th St., Ste. 1 Tucson AZ 85713
    Phone: 928-380-2629 Website: cleanupthemines
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    Clean Water Alliance Contact: Lilias Jarding
    P.O. Box 591 Rapid City SD 57709 United States
    Phone: 605-343-1332 or 605-787-2872 Website: Clark Fork Coalition

    We are a group of Black Hills residents who are concerned about the health, environmental, and economic impacts that proposed radioactive mining would have in our region.

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    Committee for Future Generations Contact: Candyce Paul
    Saskatchewan Canada

    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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    Couchiching First Nation Contact: Allan Yerxa
    n/a n/a Ontario n/a Canada

    CFN has a total population of 2035. Ojibway culture. Administrates 14 programs to community. Member of Grand Council Treaty #3. Adheres to Indian Act rules & regs.

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    Defenders of the Black Hills Contact: Charmaine Whiteface
    P.O. Box 2003 Rapid City SD 57709 United States
    Phone: 605-399-1868 Website: Defenders of the Black Hills

    Defenders is campaigning for the cleanup of more than 3,000 abandoned, open pit uranium mines left since the 1950s, and that no new uranium mines be built anywhere. This Region has the highest cancer rates in the country.

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    DineCARE Contact: Anna Marie Frazier
    HC 63 Box 263 Winslow AZ 86047 United States
    Phone: 928-401-0382

    Dine’ Citizens Against Ruining Our Environment (Dine’ CARE) is a grassroot all Navajo organization that came together in 1988 as a result of plans to build a Toxic Waste Plant in their community of Dilkon, Arizona. For 24 years Dine’ CARE worked with communities in the 4-Corners Region on issues that impacted their way of life, their environment, such as uranium mining, over-cutting of trees on the Chuskas, Oil/Gas drilling, coal mining, pollution from Coal Burning Power Plants, Navajo Nation water issue. We empower the people to speak for themselves to fight their battles, while we teach them the tools through training sessions and strategic planning.

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    Gila Resources Information Project Contact: Allyson Siwik and Sally Smith
    305A N. Cooper Street Silver City NM 88061 United States
    Phone: 575-538-8078 Fax: 575-538-9078 Website: Gila Resources Information Project

    The Gila Resources Information Project promotes community health by protecting our environment and natural resources in southwestern New Mexico.

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    Idaho Conservation League Contact: John Robison
    P. O. Box 844 Boise ID 83701 United States
    Phone: 208-345-6933 Fax: 208-344-0344 Website: Idaho Conservation League

    Among its many other activities, the Idaho Conservation League works to ensure that mining activities don’t threaten human health and Idaho’s clean water. We scrutinize proposed new mines, improving those that are acceptable and fighting those that are not in Idaho’s best interests.

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    L.E.A.D. Agency Contact: Earl Hatley
    19257 S. 4403 Drive Vinita OK 74301 United States
    Phone: 918-256-5269

    Our area is impacted by abandoned lead and zinc mines, affecting a two-county area and ten Indian tribes. Mountains of tailings piles and acid mine water drainage impacts a large downstream area and lake.

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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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    Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment (MASE) Contact: Susan Gordon
    P.O. Box 4524 ALbuquerque NM 87196
    Phone: 505-577-8438 Website: Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment

    MACE is rooted in the experiences of uranium-impacted communities of the southwestern U.S. We are communities working to restore and protect the natural and cultural environment through respectfully promoting intercultural engagement among communities and institutions for the benefit of all life and future generations.

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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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    Northern Alaska Environmental Center Contact: Pete Dronkers
    830 College Road Fairbanks AK 99701 United States
    Phone: 907-452-5021 Fax: 907-452-3100 Website: Northern Alaska Environmental Center

    Environmental non-profit working on clean water in interior Antarctic

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    Red Water Pond Road Community Association Contact: Teddy Nez
    P. O. Box 4346 Church Rock NM 87311 United States
    Phone: 505-879-6604
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    SkyTruth Contact: David Manthos
    PO Box 3283 Shepherdstown WV 25443 United States
    Phone: 304-885-4581 Website: SkyTruth

    SkyTruth’s mission is to motivate and empower new constituencies for environmental protection. We envision a world where all people can see and understand the environmental consequences of human activity everywhere on Earth, and are motivated to take action to protect it. SkyTruth promotes environmental awareness and protection with remote sensing and digital mapping technology. We provide stunning images backed by scientifically robust information about our changing environment to stimulate changes in habitat protection, biodiversity conservation, and sustainable resource management.

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    Southeast Alaska Conservation Council Contact: Guy Archibald
    419 Sixth Street #200 Juneau AK 99081 United States
    Phone: (907) 586-6942 Website: Southeast Alaska Conservation Council

    SEACC have been fighting to retain the wild places and natural values of the Tongass National Forest and promoting community sustainability for over 40 years.

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    The Lands Council Contact: Kat Hall
    25 W. Main Avenue Suite 222 Spokane WA 99201 United States
    Phone: 509-838-4912 Fax: 509-838-5155 Website: The Lands Council

    The Lands Council preserves and revitalizes Inland Northwest forests, water, and wildlife through advocacy, education, effective action, and community engagement. We collaborate with a broad range of interested parties to seek smart and mutually-respectful solutions to environment and health issues.

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    Water Legacy Contact: Diadra Decker
    P.O. Box 3276 Duluth MN 55803 United States
    Phone: (651)329-1880 Website: Water Legacy

    WaterLegacy, a grassroots 501(c)(3) organization, was formed in 2009 by citizens concerned that proposed copper-nickel sulfide mining in Northern Minnesota would destroy wetlands, kill wild rice, increase neurotoxic mercury in fish, contaminate water, harm an economy based on high resource values, and impair Ojibwe tribal rights and resources.

    Now with 3,000 members, our approach combines:

    1. Grassroots OUTREACH to educate and mobilize civic participation
    2. Professional COACHING of citizen experts so they can be effective advocates in government decision-making process
    3. Rigorous legal ADVOCACY at every stage of rulemaking, litigation, environmental review, and regulatory enforcement
    4. PARTNERSHIPS with tribes, other environmental groups, and local citizen leaders
    5. SHARING our work to magnify our leverage.
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