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Lawmakers didn’t want to hear about it

Rep. George Eskridge, R-Dover, and Sen. Shawn Keough, R-Sandpoint, are disappointed that their resolution on the Rock Creek Mine never got introduced this year.

The two tried to persuade the House Resources Committee to introduce the resolution to call attention to the need to protect Lake Pend Oreille's water quality if the proposed mine is built upstream in Montana. But the committee refused to consider the measure, with members saying they didn't want to tell another state what to do.

Said Eskridge, "I really was hoping that our people would get a chance to come down and at least testify on the bill."

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