Debo Powers: Keep North Fork skies and water clear

Debo Powers has a letter to the editor supporting the North Fork Watershed Protection Act in this weeks’ Hungry Horse News . . .

My home is the North Fork of the Flathead. I have spent many nights staring up at the stars and northern lights, far from the lights of town.

I still enjoy seeing the faces of people who are visiting the North Fork for the first time. They always seem overjoyed to discover a place that is so wild, so natural and so beautiful in this day and age.

For years, the idea of a Canadian coal mine has loomed just upstream. It took decades of neighbor-to-neighbor diplomacy to convince the Canadians to back off this idea, for the sake of the Flathead River, Glacier National Park and Flathead Lake.

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