"British Columbia Bans Mining, Drilling in Flathead River Valley"

"VICTORIA, B.C. -- Mining and drilling for oil, gas and coal will be banned in the Canadian portion of the Flathead River Basin, under a new partnership with the state of Montana announced Tuesday in British Columbia's Speech from the Throne, an annual address that identifies the Province's legislative priorities for the coming year.

British Columbia Lieutenant Governor Steven Point declared, 'A new partnership with Montana will sustain the environmental values in the Flathead River Basin in a manner consistent with current forestry, recreation, guide outfitting and trapping uses. It will identify permissible land uses and establish new collaborative approaches to transboundary issues.'"

Environment News Service had the story February 10, 2010.

See Also:

"Baucus, Tester Will Introduce Legislation Banning Mining, Energy Development in North Fork" (Missoulian)

Source: ENS, 02/12/2010