Strip coal mines do not belong

Reference Number
14
Date Submitted
2021-01-03 6:01:18 PM
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I am writing in strong opposition to this proposed project for the following reasons:

  • It threatens the ecological integrity of abundant and pristine trout streams
  • It threatens the water quality of downstream communities 
  • It is in opposition to the connective vision of Yukon to Yellowstone which could impact migratory populations of sheep, elk, and bears -- which in turn impacts the resiliency of local hunting and tourism opportunities.
  • It negatively impacts the aesthetic value of the eastern slopes
  • Trading intact habitats for coal mining is in conflict with the national climate agenda

Coal mining (especially open-pit mines) do not make sense here at this place in time. Our future is NOT coal and to trade off what is a functioning ecosystem for something so backwards just does not make any sense ecologically or economically. 

Please deny this project.

Submitted by
Caroline Hedin
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Comment Tags
Climate change Fish and Fish Habitat Wildlife / Habitat Visual Aesthetics Indigenous Culture
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