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United States Forest Service (USFS)

I’m writing to urge you to withdraw the proposal to permit the loophole in the Colorado Roadless Rule and allow Arch Coal to mine over 170 million tons of coal in Colorado’s North Fork Valley, potentially releasing up to 486 million tons of carbon pollution and driving climate change.

Today, the threat of climate change to our natural environment and our economy has never been clearer. And the clean energy solutions we need to power our lives without destroying our planet are getting more affordable and accessible by the day.

Allowing Arch Coal to expand mining and release millions of tons of pollution would not only be a major step backward, but could cost up to $13 billion in damages to our global environment and economy. We can’t let short-term corporate gain trump the long-term health of our climate and our communities.

Colorado mountain communities deserve a future supported by sustainable industries, not polluters damaging our climate and a business even fossil fuel companies recognize as declining quickly. Americans across the nation deserve a future where we can thrive and raise our families without the threat of devastating climate change.

For the sake of Americans today and future generations around the world, I urge you to preserve the Colorado Roadless Rule and close the Arch Coal loophole.

Signed,

The Climate Reality Project

This petition closed over 2 years ago

How this will help

The Colorado Roadless Rule protects 4.2 million acres of wilderness in the state from most development. Now, the US Forest Service (USFS) wants to make an exception for Arch Coal, the nation's...

The Colorado Roadless Rule protects 4.2 million acres of wilderness in the state from most development. Now, the US Forest Service (USFS) wants to make an exception for Arch Coal, the nation's second-largest coal supplier. Arch wants to bulldoze through thousands of acres of public lands to mine over 170 million tons of coal that could release up to 486 million tons of carbon pollution and cause up to $13 billion in damage to our environment and our economy.

It's time to put our planet before polluter profits – and you can help. Submit a comment to the USFS today and join thousands of Americans telling the agency to protect our public lands and our climate and keep Colorado's coal in the ground. We only have until January 15 to make our voices heard. 

Colorado's communities deserve a future supported by sustainable industries. And we all deserve a future without dangerous climate change. Let's speak up and let the USFS know.

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