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    Report: Modern mining needs to modernize

    July 7, 2016

    Tintina Resources likes to claim that the Black Butte Mine will be safe because it’s modern. But a new report from a leading financial company says that the mining industry needs to modernize many processes to survive a fluctuating economy. (more…)

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    Conservation easements protect Smith River

    June 27, 2016

    It’s always a shame when one entity can spoil the work and cooperation of many. That’s what will happen if Tintina Resources spoils the Smith River with acid mine drainage. (more…)

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    Stillwater Mine: Cautionary tale of “modern mining”

    June 23, 2016

    Mining companies are notoriously poor with finances and Montanans have to look no further than one of the local mines to see an example of that. The tale of the Stillwater Mine also shows how reclamation bonds are never set high enough. (more…)

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    All Smith rivers are worthy of protection

    June 21, 2016

    Here in Montana, we want to preserve our precious Smith River, but it’s not the only Smith threatened by mining.

    Over in the Kalmiopsis region of southwestern Oregon, the headwaters of the Smith River that flows through northern California are threatened by proposed nickel strip mines. The mining companies are seeking permits from the U.S. Forest Service, which just closed public comment on an environmental assessment on May 27. (more…)

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