Help protect Wyoming's last unspoiled wildlands

Wyoming- for the Grateful Web

If the Bush administration gets its way, Wyoming's spectacular Fortification Creek Area will soon be sacrificed to a massive drilling scheme.


We need your immediate action to halt this destructive plan in its tracks. The deadline for submitting comments on the plan is October 7!


Please go to: http://www.savebiogems.org/yellowstone/takeaction right away and tell the Bureau of Land Management to reject this proposal, which would allow as many as 600 coalbed methane wells in the heart of Wyoming's remaining wildlands.


The Fortification Creek Area - containing over 42,000 acres of public wildlands - represents the last pristine oasis in Wyoming's Powder River Basin, which is already blanketed by coalbed methane wells.


Most importantly, the Fortification Creek region provides critical winter range and calving grounds for an isolated prairie elk herd of only 230 animals. If adopted, the Bush administration's plan has the potential to decimate the entire elk population.


The Fortification Creek Area is also home to pronghorn, bobcats, mountain lions, and over 200 species of migratory birds. Opening these lands to gas drilling would spoil a pristine water source for wildlife, cause irreversible soil and vegetation damage, and destroy outdoor recreational opportunities.


Please go to: http://www.savebiogems.org/yellowstone/takeaction and urge Bush administration officials to protect Wyoming's Fortification Creek

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