World-famous Okefenokee Swamp Threatened by Mining

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A mining company named Twin Pines Minerals, LLC, has applied for a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to dig up 1,042 acres right next to Georgia's Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge and wilderness area. This proposal is just the first step toward larger plans to mine nearly 12,000 nearby acres.

It's a terrible idea that may seriously threaten one of the Southeast's most precious gems.

Approving the mine risks destroying the region's delicate hydrology and undermining the integrity of the Okefenokee Swamp — one of the world's largest intact freshwater ecosystems. It would also harm many imperiled species like wood storks, eastern indigo snakes and gopher tortoises.

Tell the Army Corps to protect the unparalleled Okefenokee Swamp and its rare species by denying Twin Pines' misguided plans.

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