Feds Release Opinion on Planned Mine Under Montana Wilderness
June 2003 by Associated PressA proposed silver and copper mine that would burrow under a wilderness area in northwestern Montana will not affect bull trout, nor will it harm grizzly bears so long as some additional precautions are taken, federal wildlife authorities said.
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