Mountain West (CO ID MT NV UT WY)

"Gold Discovery Stirs Fear About Effects to Glacier NP's Headwaters"

"A Canadian mining company's discovery last week of high-grade gold deposits north of Glacier National Park has raised alarm among environmentalists that development of the deposits could imperil Montana's Flathead River Valley and fragment North America's most prized grizzly habitat."

Source: Greenwire, 12/18/2009

"Colorado Towns Take Extra Measures to Protect Their Water From Gas Drilling"

"In 2005 the U.S. Bureau of Land Management offered up thousands of acres of federal land in Colorado to drilling. Because the land was in the heart of an area that supplies drinking water to 55,000 people in the western part of the state, the plan drew stong opposition from local communities."

Source: ProPublica, 12/17/2009


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