A Grassroots Effort Can Defy the Odds
November 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 Mountains of Montana and Wyoming with its underground...