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Is Third Time a Charm for Montana Bull Trout, Grizzlies?


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19 April 2010, 2:21 PM
Activists hope this court ruling puts final end to Rock Creek Mine
Rock Creek Mine proposed for this area in Montana

In a victory for imperiled native trout and grizzly bears, a court has stopped a proposed silver and copper mine that would have tunneled beneath a remote wilderness in northwest Montana

The proposed Rock Creek Mine would have smothered bull trout spawning grounds under tons of sediment and disrupted thousands of acres of habitat for the region's small grizzly bear population, all while threatening to drain the water out of scenic alpine lakes in the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness.

Waste water from the mine would have polluted the Clark Fork River, which flows into Lake Pend Oreille in northern Idaho. The most recent court ruling marks the third time the mine has been stopped by court challenges, and mine opponents hope it will put an end to the project.

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I'm glad that another mining company, probably a multinational, has been stopped in court. These rapacious destroyers and polluters take full advantage of this nation's 1872 mining law. I read in Mother Jones magazine that the biggest impediment to overturning this 19th century law is none other than Harry Reid, Senate majority leader.

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