Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Group Files Suit Over Proposed Mine in Green River Watershed

Last week the Gifford Pinchot Task Force filed suit in Tacoma to make the US Forest Service conduct an environmental review of a proposed mine in the area around Mount St. Helens. The mine which is owned by Vancouver BC based Ascot Resources is cited in the Green River watershed. The Green which is a tributary of the North Fork Toutle has served as a vital refuge for wild salmon and steelhead since the eruption of Mt. St. Helens devastated the Toutle watershed in 1980 and building a mine in the area could have a substantial impact on water quality in the fragile watershed. More information at the Gifford Pinchot Task Force's website

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