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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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Advancing Communities Foundation Contact: Yolanda Polequaptewa
P.O. Box 892 First Mesa AZ 86042
Phone: 714-713-7459 Website: http://www.acf.foundation

The Advancing Communities Foundation supports American Indian / Alaska Native communities through Educational Attainment, Environmental Stewardship, Public Health and Leadership Development. Their vision is to bridge the gap between local traditional environmental knowledge and credentialed professionals in order to achieve community goals through community participation.

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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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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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Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center Contact: Tarence Ray
317 Main St Whitesburg KY 41858
Phone: 606-633-3929 Website: https://appalachianlawcenter.org/

The Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center is a nonprofit law firm that fights for justice in the coalfields by representing coal miners and their families on issues of black lung and mine safety and by working with grassroots groups and individuals to protect the land and people from misuse and degradation caused by extractive industries. The Law Center handles individual cases and engages in strategic litigation, organizing, and policy work in the areas of environmental protection, sustainable energy, and mine safety and health.

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California Indian Environmental Alliance Contact: Vanja Danilovic
526 Grand Avenue Oakland CA 94610
Phone: 510-848-2043 Website: http://www.ciea-health.org/

CIEA was founded in 2006 to address mining toxins threatening physical and environmental health, and the cultural continuance of California Peoples and families. Their mission is to “protect and restore California Indian People’s cultural traditions, ancestral territories, means of subsistence and environmental health.” CIEA’s first directive was to educate pregnant women and families, to inform them that their traditional foods were contaminated.  Today over 48 Tribal environmental departments and Councils advise CIEA on project goals and activities.

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Canadian Arctic Resources Committee Contact: Gary Blundell
PO Box 2822 Stn. Main Yellowknife Northern Territories X1A 2R2 Canada
Phone: 705-447-3418 Website: http://carc.org/

Established in 1971, Canadian Arctic Resources Committee is a well-respected non-partisan, public interest, research and advocacy organization. Composed of citizens committed to environmentally-responsible northern development, support for the rights of Indigenous peoples, respect for the authority of northern territorial governments and increased international co-operation in the circumpolar world, CARC has a reputation for high quality research and public policy analyses, effective public communication and advocacy, and helping to set the public policy agenda. CARC has published more than 100 books, monographs, and facilitated nationally significant conferences on the Arctic.

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Canary Research Institute on Mining, Health and Environment Contact: Diana Martin
Suite 508, 250 City Centre Avenue Ottawa ON Canada
Phone: 613-569-3439 Website: https://www.canaryinstitute.ca/

The Canary Research Institute for Mining, Environment, and Health promotes the advancement of education and the reduction of poverty in Canada and elsewhere relating to and resulting from the impacts of mineral development on the physical, cultural, social and emotional health of humans and human communities, and on the health of terrestrial and aquatic environments by undertaking scientific and social research; publishing, promoting and distributing the results of the Institute’s research; and providing seminars and workshops.

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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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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: 605-519-8040 Website: Clean Water Alliance

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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Clearfork Community Institute Contact: Marie Webster
P.O. Box 81 Eagan TN 37730
Phone: 423-784-0095 Website: http://www.clearforkcommunityinstitute.com/

The Clearfork Community Institute (CCI) was founded in 1997 by local women who sought to provide meaningful engagement for their families and community. CCI is still led by local women and facilitates community participation in social change work and functions as a space for cultural events and community organizing. The main goal of CCI is to support coalfield residents in bringing themselves out of poverty, away from mono-industrial practices and into a flourishing state of wellbeing with one another and our Earth.

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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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Coalition Quebec Meilleure Mine Contact: Henri Jacob
Bureau 207, 870 ave De Salaberry Quebec ON G1R 2T9 Canada
Phone: 418-648-2104 Website: http://www.quebecmeilleuremine.org/

The mission of Coalition Quebec Meilleure Mine is to defend the health of ecosystems and communities affected by mining in Quebec and to promote improved practices, laws and policies. The Coalition is today composed of 30-member organizations, mainly grassroot citizen organizations, environmental groups, and public-sector workers’ unions, and count dozens more partners throughout the Province and Canada.

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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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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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Council for Responsible Mining Contact: Linsey McLean
840 Husker Place Rapid City SD 57701
Phone: 605-484-5314

The purpose of the Council for Responsible Mining is to provide an organization through which various scientists, attorneys and interested public can work to bring environmental responsibility to various activities of mining that would impact the health and wellness of the environment and the living beings of the planet.

 

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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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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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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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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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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 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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Orutsararmiut Native Council Contact: Mary Matthias
P.O. Box 927 Bethel AK 99559
Phone: 907-543-2608 Website: http://nativecouncil.org

The mission of Orutsararmiut Traditional Native Council is to promote the general welfare, enhance independence, encourage self-sufficiency/self-motivation, enhance quality of life, and preserve cultural and traditional values of the tribe, and to exercise tribal authority over resources through educational, economic, and social development opportunities.

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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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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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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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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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Sierra Club Canada Foundation Contact: Gretchen Fitzgerald
P.O. Box 2007, STN B Ottawa ON Canada
Phone: 902-444-7096 Website: https://www.sierraclub.ca/

The mission of the Sierra Club Canada Foundation is to be a voice for the earth. They work to protect and preserve the natural environment and to empower people to be stewards of the earth in their communities.

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Sierra Fund Contact: Kelsey Westfall
103 Providence Mine Rd,. Suite 101 Nevada City CA 95959
Phone: 530-265-8454 Website: https://www.sierrafund.org/

The Sierra Fund is based in Nevada City, California, and serves the Sierra Nevada region of California, which includes 25 million acres, a third of the state’s area, and all or part of 22 rural counties. The organization works in the spirit of service to the Sierra Nevada’s natural resources and communities. They use science and advocacy to pursue their mission to restore ecosystem resiliency and build community capacity in the Sierra Nevada.

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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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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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Southwest Research and Information Center Contact: Paul Robinson
PO Box 4524 105 Stanford SE Albuquerque New Mexico 87106
Phone: 505-620-6812 Website: http://www.sric.org/

Southwest Research and Information Center (SRIC) was founded in 1971 for the purpose of providing information to the public on the effects of energy development and resource exploitation on the people and their cultures, lands, water, and air of New Mexico and the Southwest. SRIC works to promote the health of people and communities, protect natural resources, ensure citizen participation, and secure environmental and social justice now and for future generations

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Statewide Organizing for Community eMpowerment Resource Project Contact: Ann League
2507 Mineral Springs Avenue, Suite D Knoxville TN 37917
Phone: 865-249-7488 Website: http://www.socm.org

Statewide Organizing for Community eMpowerment Resource Project (SOCM) was founded in Tennessee’s coalfield communities in response to problems caused by irresponsible strip mining practices. It is a member-run grassroots community organization that has been empowering Tennesseans to fight for environmental, economic and social justice for more than forty years.  They are the only statewide community organizing entity in Tennessee and have more than 2,200 members throughout Tennessee. SOCM’s goal is to provide Tennesseans with a place to come together, voice concerns, and take action in their communities and across the state.

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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 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. They utilize grassroots outreach, coaching of citizen experts, advocacy, partnerships, and sharing of their work to achieve their goals.

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