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Did you know that the proposed Rock Creek mine...
The new Peak Experience is out! With Jack Nisbet on â€œImagining Lake Missoula,â€? Mindy Ferrel on â€œThe River Otter,â€? a message from Monty the Scotchmans mountain goat, John Isacoff on birds of the Scotchmans and more!
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would discharge 3-million gallons of polluted water into the Clark Fork-Pend Oreille Watershed every day for hundreds of years? â€Ś. would be located in Montana, only 25 miles upstream of Lake Pend Oreille? â€Ś would be the first hardrock mine ever permitted within the boundary of a federally protected wilderness areaâ€”the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness? â€Ś has been successfully challenged for 17 years because the public has refused to allow our river and lake to be polluted? â€Ś continues to be a threat in 2014?
THE BATTLE ISNâ€™T OVER! YOU CAN HELP BY GETTING INVOLVED!
Join or volunteer with the one organization that has been protecting Lake Pend Oreille from the Rock Creek mine since 1996.
Contact us at info@rockcreekalliance. org or call 406-544-1494. For current information and background on the proposed project: www.RockCreekAlliance.org
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