Result

We won a temporary ban on mining near the Grand Canyon.

Toxic mining has no place near the Grand Canyon. The Obama administration responded to calls from Environment America and our allies, and issued a temporary ban on new mining on more than 1 million acres surrounding the Grand Canyon. We’re pushing hard to make the ban permanent while working to stop mining outside Minnesota’s Boundary Waters, Yosemite and other special places.

Result

We protected Glacier National Park from drilling.

More than 200,000 acres surrounding Glacier National Park are now protected from drilling, after we mobilized thousands of people in Montana and across the country to urge Montana’s senators and former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to ban nearby drilling. BP, Halliburton and the other companies that had leased sites saw the writing on the wall and voluntarily relinquished more than 80% of their drilling leases.