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I hope we see the light on putting some restraint on what we do. We shouldn’t do things just because we can. We need to change that mindset.
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By Anne Hedges
Looking out my window I am troubled that Helena’s normally lovely blue skies resemble pea soup and the light filtering through the haze casts an eerie pall. It’s even more troubling that the air in China is even worse. It seems unconscionable that coal companies want to dig up Montana so they can make money selling coal to China where it will be burned, forcing people there to live with choking air quality that is even worse that what we are experiencing in Montana this week. The out-of-sight out-of-mind nature of that proposal is morally indefensible.
Why does Helena’s air resemble China’s on a good day? It might be hard to believe, but over 1,000 miles away, “tornadoes of fire” in Canada’s Northwest Territories are sending up smoke plumes so huge that they are being carried far south to the not-so-big-sky-state.
Proposed water testing for a planned copper mine near the headwaters of the Smith River would have no impacts on groundwater quality and minimal short-term effects on quantity, according to an environmental assessment released by the state. <READ MORE>
A state plan to expand logging on school trust lands would ruin crucial habitat for grizzly bears and bull trout near Whitefish, attorneys argued in federal court Thursday. <READ MORE>
A dozen or more trains carrying crude oil from the Bakken region are moving across northern Montana every week, skirting the edge of Glacier National Park. More trains — far fewer in number – pass through populated regions farther south. <READ MORE>