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Op-Ed: Protect and Enhance Montana's Economy: Don't Mine the Headwaters of the Smith

While not of the gun-slinging Wild West lore, there is a battle being waged in Montana. The future of the Smith River and the health of the surrounding water quality and habitat is at stake. If Montanans lose, the casualty will be the natural resources that set Montana apart.

In April, Montana green-lighted construction of the Black Butte copper mine north of White Sulphur Springs. This location i...


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