A major railroad company is plotting to use powerful military artillery to control avalanches along its railway in Glacier National Park. The deadline for public comments on this disastrous plan is December 29th, so please act quickly.
Go to the above link and tell Glacier officials that you support their preferred alternative, which would protect human safety, while safeguarding the park's magnificent wildlife and winter tranquility.
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad has proposed firing explosives and dropping bombs from helicopters at Glacier's southern boundary, even though scientific research has shown that such earth-shattering explosions are likely to disturb grizzly bear denning.
Instead, the company should upgrade its neglected, century-old system of snow sheds to include overpasses for wildlife. Over the past 30 years, trains traveling along the borders of the park have killed at least 42 grizzlies, which are attracted to the vegetation growing in avalanche chutes by the tracks, as well as grain spilled by railway cars.
Please urge officials not to use bombs and other explosives to control avalanches in Glacier National Park.