As members of Carbon and Emery county along with others who are concerned for our future, we hereby ask that all elected authorities who receive this petition assist us in keeping our communities alive. The recent tragedy at Crandall Canyon Mine has opened the eyes of the world to our great community. However, we are now faced with the reality that our mining industry may be terminated due to congress, politicians and others who feel that they are looking out for our best interests. Contrary to their beliefs, we feel that our coal mining industry is safe and should continue to operate. The attached signatures are of those people who feel that in order to keep our communities alive and thriving, we must persuade our government to not close the portals forever. For without our mines there will be no Carbon and Emery counties nor will there be electricity and other comforts for the world to enjoy. These are two counties who were built around mining. For without the mining industry, we are nothing. Please do not let the pleas of the following citizens fall on deaf ears.