In Oregon, Recreation businesses join in calling for Mining Reform.
"'The rivers in our area are not only some of the most beautiful in the world, they are also a source of sustainable jobs for the local communities,' said Pete Wallstrom, owner of Momentum River Expeditions in Ashland who signed on to the letter."
"Among the local business owners signing the letter to Merkley were ECHO River Trips in Grants Pass, Fly Water Travel in Ashland, Troon Vineyard in the Applegate Valley, Jefferson State Financial Group in Cave Junction, Rogue Wilderness Adventures in Merlin, Geoff's Guide Service in Grants Pass and Rivertrips Unlimited in Medford. Nationally known firms signing on included Patagonia, KEEN Footwear, Black Diamond Equipment and Clif Bar & Co."
A map of many abandoned mines in Washington State.