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Save Rough & Ready And Baldface Creeks From Destructive Nickel Mining

This fragile wild landscape of pristine rivers, world-class fisheries, and rare plants is at risk of being turned into an industrial wasteland of strip mines, nickel smelters, and ore haul roads.

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Rough and Ready POCRough & Ready Creek is a beautiful rare plant reserve and tributary of Oregon’s Wild and Scenic Illinois River. Baldface Creek is a pristine tributary of the Wild and Scenic North Fork Smith River. The creeks are home to wild salmon and trout and some of the purest water in the West.

This fragile wild landscape of pristine rivers, world-class fisheries, and rare plants is at risk of being turned into an industrial wasteland of strip mines, nickel smelters, and ore haul roads. Just some of the dangers of nickel mining include high chromium content smelter slag, naturally occurring asbestos, air pollution, and surface and groundwater pollution.

Take Action: Please click here to sign a petition urging the Obama Administration to protect this unique wild land, its pristine rivers, salmon and steelhead habitat, and local communities’ clean water by withdrawing the area from mining.

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