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Mine Forced to Pay for Grizzly Habitat and More

The Rock Creek Mine, a silver and copper mine proposed for the southern Cabinets near Noxon, Mont., will mean more human-bear confrontations and a shrinking bear habitat, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says.

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