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Stop Idaho General Mines from mining Mt. St. Helens

Idaho General Mines is seeking a lease for land on the northern border of mt. St. Helens. This is the first step in the three part process for the company, who ultimatelel hopes to mine copper, gold, silver and molybdenum...in the national volcanic monument, an awful thought. The public can put a stop to this early! Call and write today!
Idaho General Mines would like a 3,000 acre copper, gold, silver and molybdenum mine on the northern border of the Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monunmet...in the national forest. The company is in the very early stages and If the public is loud against giving away this beautiful public land to a private corporation act now! The Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service hold the key to approval for the lease or they can say NO to Idaho General. Word is the federal agencies are split on the issue so public action against a mine could tip the scales against Idaho General, who is applying its own pressure on officials. idaho Generla calls the Bureau of land Management everyday to ask about how their lease application is coming along and the public needs to call just as often to stop this.

Please WRITE, CALL the following decision makers!
To stop Idaho general Mines

Claire Lavendel
Forest Supervisor
Gifford Pinchot National Forest
10600 NE 51st Circle
Vancouver, WA 98682

Contact: Bob Fujimoto, minerals group leader, Forest Service Region 6, (503) 808-2430,  rfujimoto@fs.fed.us

Lands, Realty and Minerals 503-808-6154

Robert DeViney
Chief of Lands & Mineral Resources
BLM Oregon State Office
333 SW 1st Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
Robert\ _DeViney@or.blm.gov

Telephone: 503-808-6002
TDD: 503-808-6372

You can reach your Senators and Representative by calling the Capitol switchboard at (877) 762-8762 or (202) 224-3121.