Protect the Boundary Waters from toxic mining

Re: Document Number 2022-13776

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is an irreplaceable ecosystem. Its thousands of lakes and interconnected streams don't just attract thousands of visitors each year -- they are also vital habitat for wildlife from wolves to moose to hundreds of species of birds. Mining poses an unacceptable risk to the Boundary Waters watershed. I strongly support the proposed 20-year withdrawal of the Rainy River watershed from disposition of federally owned minerals under United States mineral and geothermal leasing laws.