NRDC activists sent thousands of messages earlier this year protesting a separate proposal to expand gas drilling in this spectacular region. Now, the Bush administration is pushing along-term management plan for the Upper Green River Valley that would almost triple the number of oil and gas wells currently inplace, and we must respond with an even bigger outcry.
Please go to http://www.savebiogems.org/yellowstone/takeaction and tell the Bureau of Land Management to develop a managementplan for the Upper Green River Valley that safeguards the region's extraordinary wildlife and other natural values.
Nestled between the Wind River, Gros Ventre and Wyoming ranges,the 1.2 million-acre Upper Green River Valley is the largest expanse of publicly owned winter wildlife habitat in Greater Yellowstone.
Each year, pronghorn travel up to 160 miles between Grand Teton National Park and Wyoming's Red Desert to forage on the region's sage brush steppes and valley bottoms laced with willow and cottonwoods.
Expanding drilling in this area would scar the landscape withroads, pipelines and transmission lines, harm crucial wildlife habitat, and could pollute the fisheries of the Green and New Fork rivers.
Go to http://www.savebiogems.org/yellowstone/takeaction and tell the Bush administration to protect the outstanding wildranges of the Upper Green River Valley from gas drilling.
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