The old-growth ponderosa pines of the HD Mountains within the beautiful San Juan Range. The black bear population of Clear Forks Divide. Colorado's National Forests are home to some of our most prized and amazing wild places. But for years, they have been threatened by oil and gas drilling.
Now the Obama administration has the chance to protect these special wild places, but they're under pressure from special interests like Big Oil and Gas to allow drilling and other development.
Tell President Obama that Coloradoans will stand with his administration if they say "no" to Big Oil and Gas.
Since 2001, the most wild and important areas of our National Forests have been protected from mining, logging, and other intrusive development by the "Roadless Rule." But there was a loophole that kept a few states, including Colorado, from enjoying these protections.
Because of this, 4.4 million acres of forest in Colorado that should be protected are instead eligible to be leased for mining, logging and fracking.
Tell the Obama administration -- Colorado's forests deserve the same protections as other wild places around the nation.
Colorado's National Forests are incredibly important to our quality of life. They provide clean drinking water and places for recreation. We should protect them for future generations, not lease them to the highest bidder for drilling.
Take a moment to tell President Obama that you want him to protect Colorado's most wild places.
Thank you for everything you do for our environment,
Sierra Club - Rocky Mountain Chapter
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