Filed: Lawsuits for Public Lands in Alaska and Minnesota
This week we filed two lawsuits against the Trump administration in defense of public lands.
On Tuesday we sued over its approval of an industrial gravel road that would cut through Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve, slice through one of the world's longest wildlife migration paths, cross nearly 3,000 rivers and streams, dam tundra wetlands, and interrupt traditional Alaska Native ways of life — all to access new mining.
On Wednesday we sued over a decision to renew prospecting permits that could let the Twin Metals corporation significantly expand a proposed sulfide-ore copper mine at the edge of Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. The most visited wilderness area in the United States, Boundary Waters offers quiet recreation, pristine lakes and streams, and astounding wildlife habitat.