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"A s these surface mines have expanded, so has the volume of their selenium-laden water discharges to nearby stream and rivers. The increase in water pollution … all point to the same conclusion, that is, the Elk River watershed is now at a tipping point."

Dennis Lemly, a research associate professor at Wake Forest University in North Carolina, discussing selenium levels in British Columbia's Elk River watershed from open-pit coal mines.
- Toronto Globe and Mail

On The Bookshelf
Barbara Theroux provides a preview of titles from HumanitiesMontana 15th Festival of the Book


Mountain West Perspectives
Montana releases draft statewide water management plan


Mountain West Voices
Hear weekly stories from the Rocky Mountain West as gathered by Clay Scott

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