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Map shows existing and proposed mines around the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness. (Molly Quinn)

Cabinet Wilderness mine ruling challenged in court 

WILDERNESS -- Environmentalists are challenging U.S. Forest Service approval of a $500 million copper and silver mine in northwest Montana, citing concerns from state officials that it could drain surrounding waterways and potentially harm a species of trout protected under federal law. The lawsuit filed...

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Jim Costello pauses during a summer hike at the main hiker campsite at Rock Lake in the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness of Montana. (Rich Landers)

Cabinet Wilderness mines get mixed bag of approval 

PUBLIC LANDS -- While the U.S. Forest Service has given the go ahead for mining that would drill under the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness, the Montana Department of Environmental Quality says today that more testing and assurances are required to prevent impacts to the pristine lakes...

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Jim Costello pauses during a summer hike at the main hiker campsite at Rock Lake in the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness of Montana. (Rich Landers)

Hecla to focus on Rock Creek mine in Cabinets 

WILDERNESS -- The future owners of the Troy Mine confirmed its closure Monday, while committing to move forward on the nearby Rock Creek Mine plan to drill underneath the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness in northwest Montana, the Missoulian reports. Hecla announced it was acquiring Revett Mining...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 6, 2015

Students in the University of Idaho’s first Semester in the Wild program take a class in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness in Idaho. (Associated Press)

Gold mine is knocking on The Frank's door

PUBLIC LANDS -- Debate continues over another collision of two actions of Congress -- the 1972 Mining Act and the 1964 Wilderness Act. There could be a way to keep gold mine out of Idaho wilderness The 1964 Wilderness Act contains a compromise provision that...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 7, 2014

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Republicans stall North Fork Flathead protections 

WILD RIVERS -- Three U.S. senators have rebuked their Montana colleagues by blocking a floor vote on legislation to protect the North Fork Flathead River, the Associated Press reports. Democratic U.S. Sens. Jon Tester and John Walsh of Montana called for the vote this afternoon....

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