Another "unexpected" but welcome development from the current U.S. State Department. Perhaps there are cool heads working, who can foresee the disaster this proposed coal mine by a Canadian company could impose degrading environment in the surrounding area. "The North Fork of the Flathead, which the federal government says would quickly be contaminated with heavy metals and other mining pollutants, forms the western boundary of Glacier Park. It then flows south into Flathead Lake, often described as the largest pristine lake in the nation and a major recreation site."
U.S. government says, "We believe that significant adverse environmental effects may occur in the United States should the Cline Mining Company project move forward as proposed".
Read the full news from the following link: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/03/09/AR2007030901443.html