The Ambler mining road threatens the future of the Western Arctic caribou, which undertake one of the greatest land migrations on Earth. The industrial access road would not only cut across the caribou's migration pathway, but it would also slice through Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve.
The Ambler mining road endangers the Western Arctic herd, risking an essential food source for many Alaska Native villagers who depend on the caribou to feed their households. The mining road would also cross nearly three thousand streams and rivers, threatening the local fisheries that local people depend upon. The costs far outweigh the benefits of building this road.
Tell the Bureau of Land Management to protect the Western Arctic caribou, Alaska Native communities, and Alaska's spectacular parklands by revoking the permits for the Ambler industrial mining road!
Thank you for taking a closer look at the Ambler industrial mining road through the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement. The Draft SEIS catalogues the true impacts of this destructive mining project to Alaska's parks, wildlife, and Alaska Native communities.
I urge you to choose the No Action Alternative in the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement and revoke the permits for the Ambler industrial mining road.
The Ambler industrial mining road would cut through Gates of the Arctic National Preserve and threaten the survival of the Western Arctic Caribou Herd. With the longest land migration of any creature on Earth, it is one of the largest caribou herd left on Earth.
Over 20 million acres of national parklands, nearly a quarter of the entire national park system, would be negatively impacted by this private mining road.
66 Alaska Native Tribes would be permanently affected by this project, risking lives of vulnerable community members, community food security, and cultural continuity for future generations.
This is a road to speculation that would only cause ruin for the parklands and people of Northwest Alaska. Please choose the No Action Alternative in this SEIS and revoke the Ambler industrial mining road permits.