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Province tables mining, drilling ban for Flathead

Posted on 11. Oct, 2011 by in East Kootenay |  

Photo source: Ken Lund, Flickr, Creative Commons

The province has tabled a bill that would ban mining and oil and gas development in the Flathead region, reports Tom Fletcher for the Fernie Free Press.

The legislation is similar to a bill in the pipes for Montana, which shares the Flathead watershed with B.C.

Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett said he supports the protection agreement, because it allows historic uses including recreation, forestry, trapping and guided hunting, which would not be allowed in a park.

Source: Fernie Free Press

Read the rest of the story at the Fernie Free Press.

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