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Conservation groups ask Canadian government to halt proposed mines in Elk Valley drainage

Conditions in the Elk Valley, a little ways to the west, serve as a reminder of why it is so important to fight extractive industry in the transboundary Flathead watershed. . . . Last week the Canadian government charged Teck … Continue reading

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Arch Coal suspends plans for Otter Creek strip mine

Strip mines are pretty nasty and this was going to be a very big one . . . Arch Coal suspended its application for a major mine in southeastern Montana on Thursday, two months after the mining giant filed for … Continue reading

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CSKT urges bi-national involvement as B.C. coal mining pollutants Increase

The upcoming meeting between President Obama and Canada’s new Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, is drawing a lot of attention to transboundary environmental issues . . . On March 10, President Obama will host a state dinner at the White House … Continue reading

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B.C. coal mining pollutants increase in Montana watershed

In case anyone wonders why it was so important to oppose resource extraction activities in the transboundary Flathead watershed, just take a look at events in the nearby Elk River drainage . . . With renewed plans to expand coal-mining … Continue reading

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Canada to exclude Flathead Valley from planned sale of dominion coal blocks

According to our friends north of the border, the Canadian federal government will not be making lands available for coal development within their section of the trans-boundary Flathead River Valley . . . Flathead Wild, a coalition of conservation groups … Continue reading

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Transboundary Flathead still open to coal mining

Just when you think you can put your feet up and relax. The Flathead Campaign reports that the mining ban passed by British Columbia last year protecting the Canadian Flathead from development has a loophole. There are some federal coal … Continue reading

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Cline sues B.C. over Canadian Flathead mining ban

As mentioned last Wednesday, Cline Mining, the outfit that planned an open pit coal mine in the North Fork headwaters area up in Canada, sued British Columbia over its decision a couple of years ago to ban mining and other … Continue reading

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Cline Mining sues BC for $500 million due to lost mining claims in Flathead Valley

Well, now, look who’s in the news again. Cline Mining, the outfit that wanted to put an open pit coal mine in the North Fork headwaters area up in Canada, is suing the British Columbia government for losses incurred when … Continue reading

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Commentary: North Fork deal is a winner

The Daily Inter Lake has nice things to say today about the recently concluded deal to protect the Flathead drainage . . . It’s hard to overstate the significance of the recently announced commitment of the Nature Conservancy to provide … Continue reading

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Canadian coverage: Conservation groups put up $9.4-million to save Flathead Valley

Not surprisingly, the Canadian press has also been covering the commitment by The Nature Conservancy and Nature Conservancy Canada to provide funds to retire oil and gas leases in the Canadian Flathead. The Globe and Mail posted an excellent article, … Continue reading

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