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  • A Grassroots Effort Can Defy the Odds

    LOUISA WILCOX, Writers on the Range|Nov 24, 2021

    This year marks the 25th anniversary of one of the most spectacular conservation victories in recent history: the defeat of a massive gold mine planned for the doorstep of Yellowstone National Park. Called the New World mine, it was proposed by the Canadian corporate giant Noranda, and it had a lot of momentum behind it. Yet the mine would have destroyed world-class trout fisheries and wild places for grizzlies and other wildlife in and around the nation’s first park. Noranda planned to industrialize a rugged corner of the Beartooth M...

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