Protect this sacred spring from dirty lithium mining
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Delivery to BLM Director Tracy Stone-Manning, Arizona State Director Ray Suazo, Field Manager Amanda Dodson
Action ended on January 30, 2023
What Happens Next
Thank you to all who took action! We’re grateful for your support.
What Was At Stake
Mining for precious metals can scar the earth, contaminate vital habitats for wildlife, and harm Indigenous communities. Ha ‘Kamwe, a hot spring sacred to the Hualapai Tribe in Northern Arizona, is under attack by a lithium mining project by Hawkstone Mining that threatens their land, water, and heritage sites. The Hualapai and other tribes have used the spring for centuries for healing, prayer, and rites of passage, such as childbirth and coming-of-age ceremonies for young women. Tell the Bureau of Land Management to protect this sacred spring from extractive lithium drilling by conducting a proper Environmental Impact Statement!
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