Target: Utah Bureau of Land Management Director Juan Palma
Goal: Stop the Alton Coal Mine expansion and save the habitat of the imperiled sage grouse
For the past century, the sage grouse population has dwindled drastically due, to damage to their sagebrush habitat which is crucial for the birds’ survival. Now, Alton Coal Mine has submitted a proposal to expand its facility in Southern Utah, which would decimate the already dwindling sagebrush habitat and further threaten the survival of the area’s iconic sage grouse.
Thankfully, the Bureau of Land Management is currently working on a plan to protect the sage grouse and effectively reverse the downward trend in their population. Unfortunately, its proposed plan would not prevent companies such as the Alton Coal Mine from conducting coal surface mining and other dirty energy projects in the bird’s habitat.
By signing this petition, you will be asking the Bureau of Land Management to implement a new plan that favors conservation and protects the habitat and mating grounds of the sage grouse.
Dear Bureau of Land Management Director Juan Palma,
I was thrilled to learn of your recent efforts to help protect the sage grouse of Southern Utah, however I was disappointed to discover that your proposed plan would not prevent companies from conducting coal surface mining and other dirty energy projects in the bird’s habitat.
As you know, the sagebrush habitat is crucial to the survival of Utah’s iconic sage grouse. If approved, Alton Coal Mine’s recent proposal to expand its Southern Utah facility would further decimate the habitat and mating grounds of the sage grouse, putting their already dwindling numbers in danger of extinction.
I urge you to implement a new plan that more strongly favors conservation and prevents companies like Alton Coal Mine from causing further damage to the sagebrush habitat.
[Your Name Here]
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