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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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Amigos Bravos Contact: Brian Shields
P.O. Box 238 Taos NM 87571 United States
Phone: 505 758 3874 Fax: 505 758 7345 Website: Amigos Bravos

Amigos Bravos is a nationally recognized statewide river conservation organization guided by social justice principles and dedicated to preserving and restoring the ecological and cultural integrity of New Mexico’s rivers and watersheds. Our mission is to return New Mexico’s rivers to drinkable quality wherever possible; to see that natural flows are maintained and that artificial flows are regulated to protect and reclaim river ecosystems; to preserve and restore native riparian biodiversity; to support environmentally sound and sustainable traditional ways of life; and to ensure that environmental and social justice go hand-in-hand.

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Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League Contact: Ann Rogers
P.O. Box 88 Glendale Springs NC 28629 United States
Phone: 540-312-3104 Website: Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League

The Governor of Virginia established a special Uranium Working Group in 2012 to write conceptual regulations for uranium mining, an industry that has been banned in Virginia since 1984. His action, which advances the uranium mining industry in Virginia, is an affront to very well-documented voter opposition to the plan to mine and mill uranium in Virginia’s water-rich and flood-prone environment, and a flagrant violation of the 28-year-old statewide ban on uranium mining in Virginia. The proposal to mine and mill uranium at Coles Hill has alarmed citizens and municipal governments throughout Virginia as well as in the portion of North Carolina receiving waters from the Roanoke River Basin, which is downstream of the proposed mine/mill site and vulnerable to contamination from fugitive heavy metals and radioactivity. Over 30 municipal governments have passed resolutions in Virginia and North Carolina supporting the continuation of Virginia’s ban on uranium mining. Over 10,000 citizens have signed a petition supporting keeping the ban.

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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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Center for Biological Diversity Contact: Mark Fink
P.O. Box 710 Tucson AZ 85702-0710
Phone: (520) 623.5252 Phone: (866) 357.3349 Website: Center for Biological Diversity

The Center is focused on protecting imperiled species and special places from the adverse impacts of mining, including the area surrounding Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, and near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Lake Superior in Minnesota.

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Center for Justice Contact: Rick Eichstaedt
35 West Main Suite 300 Spokane WA 99201 United States
Phone: (509) 835-5211 Fax: (509) 835-3867
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Coloradoans Against Resource Destruction Contact: Jay Davis
P.O. Box 143 Wellington CO 80549 United States
Phone: 970-219-4763 Website: Coloradoans Against Resource Destruction

We are a diverse collection of citizens concerned about the health, environmental and economic impacts that proposals to mine uranium would have on northern Colorado. After much research and investigation, we are convinced uranium mining projects will have dire consequences for our area and set a dangerous precedent for the entire state of Colorado. Our goal is to prevent uranium mining in northern Colorado and protect our valuable resources, especially water, for future generations.

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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 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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EARTHWORKS Contact: Jennifer Krill
1612 K Street NW, Suite 808 Washington DC 20006 United States
Phone: 202-887-1872 Website: Earthworks Website: Our Bristol Bay Website: Recycle My Cellphone

Earthworks is dedicated to protecting communities and the environment from the impacts of irresponsible mineral and energy development while seeking sustainable solutions. Earthworks stands for clean water, healthy communities, and corporate accountability. We’re working for solutions that protect both the Earth’s resources as well as our communities.

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Energy and Conservation Law Contact: Travis Stills
1911 Main Avenue Suite 238 Durango CO 81301 United States
Phone: 970-375 -9231

E&CL is dedicated to providing free, direct, and experienced legal representation and expertise to communities gropus as they seek to participate in regulation of energy development and in the protection of natural resources and human health. E&CL focuses on mitigating or eliminating the impacts from mining, processing, disposal, transportation, and development of energy minerals–including uranium and synthetic/nonconventional fossil fuels.

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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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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 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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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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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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Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy Contact: Kathryn Hoffman
26 E. Exchange Street Suite 206 Saint Paul MN 55101 United States
Phone: 651-287-4863 Fax: 651-223-5967 Website: Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy Website: Mining Truth campaign

MCEA is working with the legislature and agencies to ensure that the highest environmental standards are applied to proposed sulfide mine projects. MCEA partners with Friends of the Boundary Waters and Conservation Minnesota on the Mining Truth campaign.

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New Mexico Environmental Law Center Contact: Eric Jantz
1405 Luisa Street, Suite 5 Santa Fe NM 87505 United States
Phone: (505) 989-9022 Website: New Mexico Environmental Law Center

The NMELC is the only legal organization in New Mexico that focuses exclusively on representing low-income communities and communities of color in environmental disputes. A large part of the work NMELC does is representing communities impacted by uranium mining and processing in their efforts to resist new uranium mining and force clean-up of legacy waste.

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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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Plains Justice Contact: Carrie La Seur
2501 Montana Avenue, Ste. 4 Billings MT 59103 United States
Phone: 406-969-1040 or (cell) 406-696-8700 Fax: 866-484-2373

Clean energy legal and policy services for northern plains communities.

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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 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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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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Tallahassee Area Community, Inc. Contact: Catherine J. Meyrick
P.O. Box 1890 Canon City CO 81215 United States
Phone: (719) 275-1030 Website: Tallahassee Area Community, Inc.

TAC is dedicated to protecting the environment from the harmful effects of uranium exploration, mining and milling. The organization attempts to do that by advocating for legislation, educating the public and bringing legal challenges against individuals or private entities or governmental bodies which pose a threat or fail to follow the laws that protect citizens against those hazards.

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Tennessee Riverkeeper, Inc. Contact: David Whiteside
P.O. Box 2594 Decatur AL 35602 United States

The mission of Tennessee Riverkeeper is to protect the Tennessee River and its tributaries by enforcing environmental laws and educating the public. The communities of the Tennessee Valley are all interconnected neighbors upstream and downstream and everyone needs clean water, whether you’re black or white, rich or poor, Republican or Democrat. We advocate for the watershed to ensure that future generations will inherit safe, clean water in their communities.

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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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West Coast Environmental Law Contact: Andrew Gage
1001-207 W. Hastings St. Vancouver BC V6J 2B3 Canada
Phone: 604-684-7378 Fax: 604-684-1312 Website: West Coat Environmental Law

West Coast Environmental Law is dedicated to safeguarding BC’s environment through law, including collaborating with a wide range of communities and interests on pressing for strong mining laws and/or in opposing particular mines.

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Western Mining Action Project Contact: Roger Flynn, Jeffrey C. Parsons
P.O. Box 349 Lyons CO 80540 United States
Phone: (303) 823-5738 Fax: (303) 823-5732

WMAP provides free legal services for citizen groups and Native American tribes on hardrock mining issues in the Western U.S. and Alaska. WMAP represents clients before federal and state court, and administrative agencies, challenging specific mining proposals, as well as more general challenges to government regulations.

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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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