From Joe Josephson, with the Greater Yellowstone Coalition, who spoke Monday night at the AFFTA Dealer Summit dinner at Simms:
Thank you for your time and attention at the Simms Dealer Summit.
The threat of mining to our precious waters and fisheries is a critical issue in our industry. Together, we have a unique opportunity to protect one of the world’s most iconic rivers, the Yellowstone. There is a bill in Congress, the Yellowstone Gateway Protection Act that will permanent protect 30,370 acres of public land next Yellowstone National Park in key tributaries to the Yellowstone River.
To accomplish our goal of passing legislation to permanently protect these public lands from dirty gold mining this year, we are asking MT Congressman Greg Gianforte to introduce a clean companion bill to the Yellowstone Gateway Protection Act as soon as possible.
ACTION ITEM #1:
Please call Congressman Gianforte’s office at the information below with the following message:
“Hi my name is _____ , I support the Yellowstone Gateway Business Coalition, and I ask that Congressman Gianforte introduce a clean companion bill to the Yellowstone Gateway Protection Act in the House of Representatives. I’d like to thank Congressman Gianforte for his statements agreeing that the gateway to Yellowstone is no place for a gold mine. We look forward to him taking immediate action to move this issue forward in the House of Representatives.”
Contact Representative Gianforte:
ACTION ITEM #2:
Please take a few moments to show your support and join AFFTA, Simms Fishing Products and over 370 other local businesses and join the Yellowstone Gateway Business Coalition. It is free and only take a few moments and we can keep you informed how you can help every step of the way. Join at www.dontmineyellowstone.com.