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B.C. Coal Mine Draws Flack from Montana Anglers

January 17, 2007 By: Marshall Cutchin

A proposal for a coal mine in southeastern B.C. near the Canada-U.S. border is raising the hackles of Montana residents, anglers and guides, who say it threatens the Flathead River. As one person who attended a recent public hearing noted, “‘The North Fork of the Flathead is our Sistine Chapel, and its frescoes of intact water, abundant wildlife and intact ecosystems should never be sacrificed for any amount of coal-stained dollars.'” From the CBC News.