Tennessee's Cumberland Mountains region is one of the most biologically diverse places on Earth, and it's home to many species the Center is working to protect, including the green salamander, Cumberland dusky salamander, Big South Fork crayfish, ashy darter and many freshwater mussels.
That's why your help is so urgently needed right now -- to take advantage of a unique opportunity to permanently protect this special region from the looming threat of surface coal mining.
The state of Tennessee has petitioned the U.S. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement to designate more than 67,000 acres of the tops of the Cumberlands as "lands unsuitable for mining." But Big Coal wants to keep blasting away, of course, and polluting downstream waterways.
January 13, 2016 Action Alert ID# 323
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