This Montana River Is So Beautiful There’s a Lottery to Raft It. Could It Be Ruined By a New Mine?

Source: Inside Climate News

The Guardian

The Smith River in western Montana is so popular that each year more than 10,000 people apply for one of 900 or so annual permits to raft it. But in April, the Montana Department of Environmental Quality approved a new copper mine that locals and environmentalists worry could harm or even destroy the state’s treasured river.

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