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Senators would ban mines near Glacier


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U.S. Sen. Max Baucus introduced legislation Thursday that would prohibit new mines in the North Fork Flathead River Valley west of Glacier National Park. Baucus, who teamed with fellow Democratic Sen. Jon Tester on the legislation, said he has been working for more than 30 years to protect the Flathead, and "this is a sign we are closer than ever to the finish line." The bill comes after similar protections were implemented north of the border. For more than three decades, Montana and British Columbia have clashed over Canadian mining plans north of Glacier. The province has pushed for coal...

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