Methow Headwaters Protection Act clears important Senate hurdle

On March 30, S. 566, the Methow Headwaters Protection Act cleared an important hurdle in Congress: It was passed out of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources (SENR) Committee and will now be ready for action on the the floor of Congress. This is a great step forward thanks to our Senate champions, Senator Cantwell and Senator Murray.

While Congress works on passing legislation, the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management are working to protect the Methow Headwaters through a 20-year administrative mineral withdrawal. The process was kicked off on December 30, 2016. There are several opportunities for the public to engage in the two-year planning process required of a mineral withdrawal. The first public comment period is now open, and it is critical to develop a robust record of support for the mineral withdrawal. The Methow Headwaters Campaign asks citizens to get involved three primary ways (you can click on links below):

  1. Sign our Campaign Letter
  2. Submit a Comment Letter
  3. Write a Personal Letter of Support
  4. Spread the word about the campaign with your friends!