Grassroots

Aberdeen Neighbourhood Association Contact: Randy Sunderman
666 Braemar Dr. Kamloops B.C. V1S 1H9 Canada
Phone: 250-314-1842

In April 2014, a group of individuals resurrected an association, renamed it the Aberdeen Neighbourhood Association  and brought in a consultant to help in the restructuring. The Aberdeen Neighbourhood Association’s mission  is to develop a vibrant,healthy, and cohesive community in the Aberdeen Hills Neighbourhood. An important subcommittee is the Ajax Sub‐committee to review the Proposal presented by KGHM AJAX to the BC Environmental Assessment Office (BCEAO) and Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency.

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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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Alliance for Appalachia Contact: Christa Faulkner
PO Box 1450 London KY 40743
Phone: 865-248-0982 Website: http://theallianceforappalachia.org/

Founded in 2006, the Alliance for Appalachia is a regional coalition of grassroots, non-profit organizations with the goals of ending mountaintop removal, putting a halt to destructive coal technologies, and creating a sustainable, just Appalachia.  They believe their campaign to abolish mountaintop removal mining is an important element of the national effort for progressive, systemic change in our nation’s economic, energy, and environmental policies.

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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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Arizona Mining Reform Coalition Contact: Roger Featherstone
P.O. Box 43565 Tucson AZ 85733
Phone: 520-777-9500 Website: http://www.azminingreform.org

The Arizona Mining Coalition is comprised of Arizona groups and individuals that work to ensure that responsible mining contributes to healthy communities, a healthy environment, and, when all costs are factored in, is a net benefit to Arizona.  The Arizona Mining Coalition expects the mining industry to clean up after itself, comply full and in the spirit of safeguards in place to protect Arizona, and to interact in a transparent and open manner with Arizona citizens.

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Barriere Lake Solidarity Contact: Steve Baird
QPIRG 3647 University, 3rd Floor Montreal QB H3A 2B3 Canada
Phone: 514-607-8383 Website: http://www.barrierelakesolidarity.org/

Barriere Lake Solidarity has been working with the Algonquins of Barriere Lake since 2008. The Algonquins of Barriere Lake are a First Nation who hunt, fish, trap, and harvest on more than 10,000 square kilometers in Quebec. Barriere Lake Solidarity acts in support of efforts that are led by community members in the protection of their territory and the well-being of their community. They assist the community in opposing mining on their territory, as well as in asserting a decisive role in determining what forestry takes place. They also have assisted the community in recent years in resisting government intervention in the community’s governance process.

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British Columbia Environmental Network Contact: Rod Marining
PO Box 1209 150 Mile House British Columbia V0K2G0 Canada
Phone: 604-984-7030 Website: http://www.bcen.info/our-purpose/

The British Columbia Environmental Network (BCEN) is a network of community-based BC organizations working for a healthier BC since 1981.  BCEN advocates for environmental responsibility and community participation in activities leading to ecological sustainability,and aim to strengthen the grassroots voice in British Columbia.  To this end, they facilitate communication among environmental groups, other sectors, and individuals working on environmental issues.

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Brooks Range Council Contact: John Gaedeke

The Brooks Range Council is made up of Alaskans who first came together the summer of 2012 to defend the Brooks Range from the industrialization of a major road proposal. They’re taking action because the state of Alaska and powerful mining interests seek to exploit the southern Brooks Range with large scale, open pit copper mining operations. Their heritage, way of life, and the fish, moose, and caribou that feed and sustain many of them are at stake.

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Cabinet Resource Group Contact: Jim Nash
P.O. Box 238 Heron MT 59844
Phone: 406-847-5610 Website: http://www.cabinetresourcegroup.org

Cabinet Resource Group is a Northwest Montana grassroots environmental organization started in 1976, located in the Kootenai National Forest near the pristine Cabinet Wilderness Area. Their primary focus has been preventing a dam at Kootenai Falls followed by battling the now closed Troy mine and proposed Rock Creek mine in Noxon. They have also sponsored local youth camps, hikes, and educational events.

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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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Cedar Tree Institute Contact: Jon Magnuson
403 E. Michigan Street Marquette MI 49855
Phone: 906-228-5494

Established in 1995, The Cedar Tree Institute is a nonprofit organization providing services and initiating projects in the areas of mental health, religion, and the environment. It offers mental health services on an individual basis, works with faith communities and environmental groups, and is currently involved in ongoing partnerships with the US Environmental Protection Agency, the United States Forest Service, and five American Indian tribes in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

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Chikat Indian Village Contact: Daniel Klanott
HC60-2207 Haines Alaska 99827
Phone: 907-767-5505

The Chilkat Indian Village is a federally recognized tribal government. The people of Klukwan live in  a small, ancient, Alaska Native village positioned on the banks of the Chilkat River in Southeast Alaska. Klukwan is located twenty-two miles north of Haines, Alaska and is on the Haines Highway with connections to Haines, Haines Junction, Anchorage, Fairbanks, Canada, and the Continental United States. The name Klukwan is taken from the Tlingit phrase “Tlakw Aan” which literally means “Ancient Village.”  As of the census of 2000, there were 139 people, 44 households, and 31 families.

 

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Children of the Taku Land Protection Society Contact: K’eduka Jack
24 Iskoot Crescent Whitehorse YT Y1A 0P5 Canada
Phone: 867-334-8381

Children of the Taku Society (COTTS) is a volunteer non-profit society based out of the Yukon. Many of the members live in the heart of Taku River Tlingit First Nation (TRTFN) traditional territory, in or near Atlin, B.C. Children of the Taku have joined with Taku River Tlingit First Nation to restore and protect the culture, traditions and heritage of the TRTFN in traditional territory.  COTTS works with TRTFN leadership and citizens to protect the benefits, health, productivity and integrity of their traditional territory for future generations.

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Coal River Mountain Watch Contact: Vernon Haltom
P.O. Box 303 Naoma WV 25140
Phone: 304-854-2182

Coal River Mountain Watch works in communities impacted by the irresponsible practices of the coal industry in southern West Virginia, combining local knowledge with technical expertise.  Their mission is to stop the destruction of  communities and the environment by mountaintop removal mining, to improve the quality of life in their area, and to help rebuild sustainable communities.

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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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Comstock Resident’s Association Contact: Joe McCarthy
P.O. Box 425 Silver City NV 89428
Phone: 775-720-0331 Website: https://www.savesilvercity.org/

Through educational and artistic programming, oral history projects, scientific research and advocacy, the Comstock Residents Association’s mission is to serve as the citizen stewards of the Landmark.  Their principal focus is to preserve and protect the 17,000 plus acres of the Virginia City National Historic Landmark (VCNHL) and its timeless cultural communities of Virginia City, Gold Hill, Silver City and Dayton Nevada.

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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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Concerned Citizens of Quesnel Lake Contact: Christine McLean
139 Elgin Park Rd. SE Calgary AB T2Z 4B9 Canada
Phone: 403-815-7164 Website: http://www.ccql.ca

Concerned Citizens of Quesnel Lake (CCQL) was founded in 2015 in response to the environmental tailings pond disaster and ongoing discharge of mine waste from the Mount Polley Mine into Quesnel Lake. CCQL seeks to make the British Columbia Government and the Mining Industry responsible and accountable.

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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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Council for Public Health in Mining Communities Contact: Sue Moodie
Box 34026 Whitehorse Yukon Y1A 7A3 Canada
Phone: 867-336-1135

The Council for Public Health in Mining Communities was founded in March 2013 to protect and improve public health for mining-affected communities, promote responsible mining development practices, and use community-based research to determine health impacts caused by mining and determine appropriate mitigation methods and advocacy to achieve improved health conditions.

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Dakota Rural Action Contact: Frank James
P.O. Box 549 Brookings SD 57006
Phone: 605-697-5204 Website: https://www.dakotarural.org/

Dakota Rural Action was formed in 1987 to respond to the devastation wrought by the 1980’s farm crisis on farmers, ranchers, and rural main street businesses in South Dakota.  Dakota Rural Action is a grassroots, family agriculture and conservation group that organizes South Dakotans to protect our family farmers and ranchers, natural resources and unique way of life.

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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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Dena Kayeh Institute Contact: Corrine Porter
Liard No.3 Po Box 76 Lower Post BC V0C1W0 Canada
Phone: 250 -779-3183

The Dena Kayeh Institute was established in 2004 as a charitable foundation to act on behalf of the Kaska Dena, to facilitate education programs, to develop protocols, policies and practices in regards to traditional knowledge, cultural preservation and land management, and to advocate for conservation of special sites and areas within the Kaska Territory.

 

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Duluth For Clean Water Contact: JT Haines
4220 Cooke Street Duluth Minnesota 55804
Phone: 612-743-7781 Website: https://www.duluthforcleanwater.org/

Duluth for Clean Water is an all-volunteer 501c4 organization seeking a healthy future for the St. Louis River and Lake Superior watershed. They oppose the Glencore/PolyMet copper sulfide mining proposal as too risky. They know that Minnesota can do better.

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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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Forest Protection Allies Contact: Douglas Gook
Box 4321 Quesnel British Columbia V2J 3J3 Canada
Phone: 250-747-3363

Forest Protection Allies, which is based in the Quesnel River Watershed, takes action to protect land, forests, water, air and life for future generations. Their mission is the transformation of corporate industrial fibre, mineral, wildlife and cultural mining in BC. Since it’s inception the Imperial Metals Mt. Polley mine has disrupted and tainted their mission.

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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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Haul No! Contact: Sarana Riggs
1820 N East St Apt 2 Flagstaff AZ 86004
Phone: 928-255-7126 Website: http://www.haulno.org

Haul No! was founded in 2016 out of the realization that no organization was addressing the threat that uranium ore transport poses to native and rural communities on the haul route from the Canyon Mine in Arizona to the White Mesa Mill in Utah. Their team members have protested the Canyon Mine through administrative processes and litigation efforts over the last five years; and  have now come together to form a community-based line of defense in the event that the legal system fails to stop the Canyon Mine’s operation.

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High Country Conservation Advocates 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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Highland Stewardship Foundation Contact: Neville Grigg
499 Millstream Lake Road Victoria BC V9B 6H5 Canada
Phone: 250-414-3344

Highland Stewardship Foundation promotes ecosystem conservation, stewardship and environmental activities in the District of Highlands including water quality monitoring and invasive species removal.

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KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives Contact: Anne Herteis
310 Dupont Street, Suite 200 Toronto ON M5R 1V9 Canada
Phone: 416-463-5312 Website: http://www.kairoscanada.org

KAIROS, founded in 2001, is a grassroots organization based in Toronto and made up of eleven national churches and church organizations, twenty three international partner organizations, and Indigenous partner organizations in Canada. KAIROS works for Indigenous rights, ecological and social justice, and human rights in Canada and globally, relying on our strong international partnerships.

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Kamloops Area Preservation Association Contact: Donald Barz
221 Monmouth Dr. Kamloops British Columbia V2E 1L9 Canada
Phone: 250-372-5800 Website: http://www.kapa-kamloops.ca/

Kamloops Area Preservation Association is committed to preserving and protecting their city’s environment and adjacent environmentally-sensitive areas. They support economic activity which conforms with Kamloops’ image as a healthy place in which to live, surrounded by a beautiful environment. They are concerned about a belt of mineralization that exists under part of the city and just to the south of the city.

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Kamloops Moms for Clean Air Contact: Gina Morris
589 Laurier Drive Kamloops BC V1S 1C1 Canada
Phone: 250-372-7427 Website: http://www.kamloopsmomsforcleanair.com/

Kamloops Moms For Clean Air had its beginning in 2012. The catalyst of greatest influence in their formation was the proposal for an open pit copper and gold mine to be built approximately 2 kilometers from one of their community’s elementary schools and surrounding neighbourhoods. Kamloops Moms For Clean Air uses the power of moms to protect and improve the air in Kamloops. Their mission is to ensure that their children have a healthy environment in which to grow and flourish.

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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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Kipawa Lake Preservation Society Contact: Christina Moreau
P.O.Box 1 Temiscaming QB J0Z 3R0 Canada
Phone: 705-492-9921 Website: http://www.kipawalakepreservationsociety.ca

Founded in 2014, the mission of the Kipawa Lake Preservation Society is to preserve the Kipawa watershed as it is, environmentally healthy and unpolluted, through constant dialogue, education and protective initiatives that involve the local population, general public, government officials and corporations directly or indirectly related to the Kipawa Watershed.

 

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Kitimat Terrace Clean Air Coalition Contact: Lis Stannus
1852 Kitamaat Village Rd. Kitamat BC V8C 2P4 Canada
Phone: 250-632-7886

Kitimat Terrace Clean Air Coalition is a volunteer citizen group concerned about air quality degradation.  They formalized as a non-profit December 2016 and have about thirty-five members, many of whom have followed air quality issues since 2013 when Rio Tinto’s Kitimat smelter received their permit to emit up to 42 tonnes of sulphur dioxide per day. This is the main focus of their group at present but they anticipate future issues of cumulative effects with a pending LNG plant.

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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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Laguna Acoma Coalition for a Safe Environment Contact: Gilbert Petuuche
P.O. Box 373 Pueblo of Acoma New Mexico 87034
Phone: 505-290-7120

Founded in 1993, the LACSE is a non-profit, grassroots environmental organization of concerned tribal members and residents of Laguna and Acoma pueblos working in unity to empower their communities on the impacts of resource development, especially uranium mining, on human and cultural life. This includes the protection of sacred cultural sites and areas, including Mt. Taylor, a mountain sacred to Laguna and Acoma as well as other Indigenous peoples of New Mexico.

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Limerick Area Conservation Coalition Contact: Monica Nickopoulos
35 Hopewell Crescent Stoney Creek ON L8J1P3 Canada
Phone: 905-518-7613

Limerick Area Conservation Coalition is working to stop a mining project in the middle of their cottage country community.  They are concerned that the proposed low-grade, potentially acid generating, nickel-cobalt-copper mining project would irreparably alter or destroy their area.

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Maverick County Environmental and Public Health Association Contact: George Baxter
P.O. Box 951 Eagle Pass TX 78853
Phone: 830-773-6480 Website: http://savemaverickcounty.com/

The mission of Maverick County Environmental and Public Health Association is to protect Maverick County from the open pit coal mine owned and operated by Dos Repúblicas Coal Partnership due to the unacceptable risks it poses to health and welfare.

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Menīkānaehkem-Community Rebuilders Contact: Anahkwet Guy Reiter
N8866 CTY RD G Gresham WI 54128
Phone: 715-853-2776

Menīkānaehkem a grassroots community organization based on the Menominee Reservation, in Northeast Wisconsin working to revitalize their communities. They have initiatives in Food Sovereignty, Culture Revitalization, Environmental Justice (Protectors of Menominee River), Youth, and Sustainability.  Some of their work includes Back 40 mine resistance.

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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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Native American Educational Technologies Contact: Paul DeMain
PO Box 1500 Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation Hayward WI 54843
Phone: 715-558-2991 Website: http://IndianCountryTV.com

Native American Educational Technologies, Inc. began in the mid-1980’s during the Mole Lake Sokaogon Chippewa verses Exxon battle over metallic sulfide mining in the Ceded Territory of northern Wisconsin. Since 2001, they have faced many tribal preservation struggles and partnered with many tribes, non-tribal environmental groups, and rural poor to help preserve the clean air, water, land, and traditional way of life for their treaty rights protected hunting/fishing and gathering.

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Native Justice Coalition Contact: Cecilia LaPointe
281 1st Avenue Manistee MI 49660
Phone: 248-802-8630 Website: http://www.nativejustice.org

The Native Justice Coalition was formed in 2016 with the intent of being a platform for healing, social, and racial justice for all Native American people.  They seek to provide a safe and nurturing platform for Native people based in an anti-oppression framework, and to collaborate, first and foremost, with tribal governments, Native American non-profits, and other Native American-led community organizations. Their goal is to bring resources, initiatives, and programming into tribal communities that are creative, engaging, and transformative.

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Native Youth Movement Contact: Wiilow Edmonds
PO Box 105 Mt.Currie BC BC V0N 2K0 Canada

Native Youth Movement was founded in 1990 in Annishinabe Territory (Winnipeg, Manitoba). Originally organized as an alternative to gang violence, the group expanded to a network of native youth throughout Canada and the US. Over the years Native Youth Movement has organized walks, runs, gatherings, community events, protests, educational workshops, forums, and youth camps; built traditional homes and harvesting camps; started a school program-Raising Leaders; and published several magazines.

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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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New Mexico Social Justice and Equity Institute Contact: Anna Rondon
PO Box 2931 Gallup NM 87305
Phone: 505-906-2671 Website: http://nmhep.org/

Established in 2016, the New Mexico Social Justice Equity Institute (NMSJEI) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to change systems that perpetuate environmental health disparities related to the impacts of institutional racism and multi-generational trauma.  They build the capacity and empower participating communities within the county to impact equitable policy change.  The NMSJEI works to create and sustain collaborative partnerships in the Northwest Region of New Mexico as well as support a vibrant, equitable community that respects and honors all individuals.

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Northern Confluence Initiative Contact: Nikki Skuce
P.O.Box 3022 Smithers British Columbia V0J 2N0
Phone: 778-210-0117 Website: http://www.northernconfluence.ca/

Northern Confluence works at the point of junction between Canada’s intact Pacific wild salmon watersheds and its great boreal forests, and between the people of northern salmon-dependent communities and the resources of provincial, national and international organizations that focuses on Boreal conservation. It seeks to ensure that those most affected by resource development decision-making are able to influence those decisions so that the wild salmon ecosystem values are not compromised.

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Northwatch Contact: Brennain Lloyd
Box 282 North Bay ON P1B 8H2 Canada
Phone: 705-497-0373 Website: http://www.northwatch.org

Founded in January of 1988, Northwatch has as a priority issues that are of a regional nature: sound energy planning, healthy forests, responsible mining, waste reduction, and conservation of our natural resources and environmental assets. Northwatch has worked with residents over the past two decades to prevent northeastern Ontario from becoming the receiving ground for foreign wastes, whether it’s Toronto’s garbage, Ontario’s biomedical waste, Canada’s nuclear reactor fuel waste, or PCB’s from around the world.

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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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Ontarians for a Just and Accountable Mineral Strategy Contact: Joan Kuyek
116 Crerar Ave Ottawa ON K1Z 7P2 Canada
Phone: 613-795-5710 Website: http://www.ojams.ca/

Ontarians for a Just Accountable Mining Strategy (OJAMS) want to see a mineral strategy that sustains the environment and the resources for future generations; protects the public from the risks associated with mining, smelting and refining; heals the damage already caused by the industry; captures a fair share of the revenues generated by the industry for Ontarians and First Nations; and respects the rights of First Nations to free, prior, informed consent to development on their lands

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Owe Aku Contact: Suree Towfighnia
PO Box 325 Manderson SD 57756
Phone: 773- 517-3132 Website: http://oweakuinternational.org/index.html

Owe Aku,(“Bring Back the Way”) was founded in 1997 by Alex and Debra White Plume and their families. They are a grassroots social change organization dedicated to the preservation and revitalization of the Lakota Way of Life, Treaty Rights, and Human Rights. Owe Aku focuses on youth, Lakota and other Indigenous People grounded in their ancient identity and a healthy lifestyle, including leadership skills.

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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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Radiation Monitoring Project Contact: Leona Morgan
725 Tijeras Ave NW Albuquerque NM 87102

A project of Diné No Nukes, Nuclear Energy Information Service & Sloths Against Nuclear State, the Radiation Monitoring Project (RMP) aims to put radiation monitors into the hands of front-line communities affected by ionizing radiation and to provide professional training to accurately collect radiation readings in areas of concern.

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Regroupement Vigilance Mines Abitibi-Témiscamingue Contact: Marc Nantel
1053 rang Labbée Belcourt PQ J0Y 2M0 Canada
Phone: 819-737-8620 Website: https://reseauvigilance.wordpress.com/

The “Regroupement Vigilance Mines de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue (REVIMAT)” was founded in 2015.  They include  six regional organizational members of REVIMAT, and multiple external partners with whom they collaborate, including Indigenous communities or organizations. REVIMAT is very concerned about the proliferation of mining projects, especially the new form of large-scale, low-grade projects close to inhabited and / or sensitive environments, including Indigenous communities.  Their mission is to bring these issues to the public attention and to  elected representatives.

 

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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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Salmon Beyond Borders Contact: Jill Weitz
201 Main Street # 202 Juneau AK 99824
Phone: 907-957-9504 Website: https://www.salmonbeyondborders.org/

Founded in 2015, Salmon Beyond Borders is an initiative that works to protect salmon habitat and promote policies that will guarantee that the Pacific Northwest remains home to the world’s largest, healthiest and most abundant wild salmon runs, which provide culture, food, income, employment and recreation to Alaskans, British Columbians and the rest of the world.

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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 Our St. Vrain Valley Contact: Amanda Dumenigo
PO Box 1569 Longmont CO 80502
Phone: 305-528-1920 Website: https://sosvv.wordpress.com/

Save Our St. Vrain Valley’s mission is to advocate for the environmental protection and conservation of the geologically unique, historic St. Vrain Valley and its healthy development for residents, wildlife, visitors, and future generations. They work to protect local land, water, and air from the industrial threat proposed by Martin Marietta Materials, and seek to pass local community rights ordinances that will permanently ban mining in the St. Vrain Valley.

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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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Silver Valley Community Resource Center Contact: Barbara Miller
P.O. Box 362 Kellogg ID 83837
Phone: 208-784-8891 Website: http://

The Silver Valley Community Resource Center (SVCRC) was founded by a listening process of nontraditional leaders in the Silver Valley who included, church, union, social service groups, affected citizens, senior citizens who came together and decided to work with and accountability of the EPA for environmental cleanup of the Bunker Hill Superfund Site. SVCRC’s Mission is to improve the quality of life for people of the Silver Valley, epicenter of the nations larges lead site, resolving 4 key goals; economic development, safe housing/ending homelessness, adequate health care and environmental justice.

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SkeenaWild Conservation Trust Contact: Greg Knox
103 4622 Greig Ave Terrace British Columbia V8G1M9 Canada
Phone: 250-615-1990 Website: http://skeenawild.org/

Formed in 2007, SkeenaWild Conservation Trust is dedicated to making the Skeena River and nearby coastal communities a global model of sustainability where large human and salmon populations coexist.  They work with governments, First Nations, communities and individuals to sustain the long-term health and resilience of the wild salmon ecosystem.

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SOS Grenville-sur-la-Rouge Contact: Gilles Levert
294 – 21st Avenue Île Perrot QB J7V 4P7 Canada
Phone: 514-500-9116 Website: https://sosgslr.ca/

The goal of this citizen-driven organization (SOS GLSR) is to raise public and political awareness, and to force the Provincial government to act in favor of their small community to stop a graphite mineral project, as well as to have the provincial laws changed so that this type of mining will no longer be possible in Quebec, Canada.

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Sustainable Northern Nova Scotia
1401 Matheson Brook Rd Tatamagouche NS B0K 1V0
Phone: 902‐657‐0406 Website: http://www.SuNNS.org

Sustainable Nova Scotia works to ensure environmentally sustainable, locally-driven economic and community development in northern Nova Scotia. Their goals are to be a voice for sustainable development on the North Shore, encourage and promote an environmentally friendly economy, and oppose industry that threatens our natural and lived environment.

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The Native Conservancy Contact: Dune Lankard
PO Box 460 Cordova AK 99574
Phone: 907-952-5265

The Native Conservancy was formed in 2003 and focused on purchasing conservation easements on the 12,000 acre Bering River Coalfields and Chugach Alaska Corporation’s (CAC) 73,000 Alaska Native Claim Settlement Act (ANCSA, 1971) inholdings in the adjacent Carbon Mountain Region so they will never be mined. The mission of the Native Conservancy Land Trust is to support Indigenous people’s efforts to preserve, repatriate and restore ancestral lands through the establishment of Indigenous land conservation trusts on sacred lands and waters that are inherent to the protection and perseverance of sovereignty, subsistence, spirituality and Native culture.

 

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To Nizhoni Ani Contact: Nicole Horseherder
PO Box 657 Kykotsmovi AZ 86039
Phone: 928-675-1851

To Nizhoni Ani was founded in 2001. The organization was established in response to Peabody Coal Company’s excessive drawdown and waste of the only potable water source the Navajo people have on Black Mesa. To Nizhoni Ani works with organizations and local leadership in a number of campaigns to end Navajo Nations dependency on fossil fuel as well as promote sustainability and traditional lifestyle of Black Mesa. They organize through horse rides, non-violent actions and intense community education.

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Tu k’eni Dene Contact: Mary Ruelling
P.O. Box 504 LaLoche Saskatchewan S0M 1G0 Canada
Phone: 306-822-2467

Tu k’eni Dene began in 2014 as the Dene Trappers Alliance when they organized and took action to block the road to industrial traffic that was inundating their traditional trapping areas to explore for uranium. Tu k’eni Dene is led by the Denesuline who are the primary people who have lived and loved the land and waterways for eons and who face the impacts that a uranium mine would place upon them.

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Upper Penisula Environmental Coalition
P.O. Box 246 Hubbell Michigan 49934
Phone: 906-369-3797 Website: https://upenvironment.org/

As the longest serving environmental organization in Michigan’s U.P., the Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition strives to preserve the unique cultural and natural resources of the Upper Peninsula through public education, the promotion of sound land stewardship, and reasoned dialogue with communities, governments, industries and others with whom they share this land.

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Upper Similkameen Indian Band Contact: Mike Allison
PO Box 220 Hedley British Columbia V0X 1K0
Phone: 250-295-3356 Website: http://bcafn.ca/community/upper-similkameen/

The Upper Similkameen Indian Band  is a First Nations band government, with overall membership at 213 members, in the Canadian province of British Columbia, whose head offices are located in town of Hedley in the Similkameen Country. In recent years, the Upper Similkameen has increasingly become involved in the business community and has become one of the largest employers in the area.

 

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Utah Diné Bikéyah Contact: Gavin Noyes
P.O. Box 554 Salt Lake City UT 84110
Phone: 385-202-4954 Website: http://utahdinebikeyah.org/

Utah Diné Bikéyah’s mission is to: “Preserve and protect the cultural and natural resources of ancestral Native American lands to benefit and bring healing to people and the Earth.”

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Voices of the Sacred Contact: Krystal Two Bulls
2145 S 5th Street West Missoula MT 59801
Phone: 406-740-1508

Voices of the Sacred was founded in 2015 in response to the White House Generation Indigenous Youth Challenge. Founder, Krystal Two Bulls and partners from True Pride Music collaborated with youth from Pine Ridge, South Dakota and Lame Deer and Missoula, Montana to host a Gen-I Challenge event that would address issues that Native youth face on a daily basis both on and off the reservation.

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Western Colorado Alliance for Community Action Contact: Emily Hornback
PO Box 1931 Grand Junction CO 81502
Phone: 970-256-7650 Website: http://www.wccongress.org

Western Colorado Congress (WCC) formed in 1980 as an alliance of environmental organizations and local governments operating in the conservative heartland of Colorado’s Western Slope. WCC organizes people to increase their collective power and build their skills, working together to build health, just and self-reliant communities across Western Colorado.

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Western Nebraska Resources Council Contact: Bruce McIntosh
205 North Mears St. Chadron NE 69337
Phone: 308-432-3458

Western Nebraska Resources Council (WNRC) was founded in 1982 at the inception of the Crow Butte mine and has opposed the mine continuously since that time. WNRC is responsible for grassroots organizing, and coalition building among indigenous and non-indigenous residents, activists, lawyers, scientific experts, the Oglala Sioux Tribe, and interested NGOs. WNRC is also active in protecting the environment in and around Western Nebraska and has non-uranium efforts related to protecting the Sand Hills and opposing the KXL Pipeline.

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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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Wetlands Action Group Contact: Bob Tammen
PO Box 398 Soudan MN 55782
Phone: 218-753-2393

The mission of the Wetlands Action Group is to oppose degradation from proposed sulfide and existing iron mines.

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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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Yukon Conservation Society Contact: Lewis Rifkind
302 Hawkins Street Whitehorse YK Y1A 1X6 Canada
Phone: 867-668-5678 Website: http://yukonconservation.org/

The Yukon Conservation Society (YCS) is a grassroots environmental non-profit organization, established in 1968 in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. The organization has over 250 current members and many dedicated volunteers. Over the years, YCS has earned a respected position of influence on environmental policy and education in the North. Their mission is to pursue ecosystem well-being throughout the Yukon and beyond, recognizing that human well-being is ultimately dependent upon fully functioning healthy ecosystems.

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