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Governor, premier sign mining, drilling ban


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Leaders from Montana and British Columbia signed an agreement Thursday banning mining and drilling in a valley along the U.S.- Canadian border north of Glacier National Park. Gov. Brian Schweitzer and Premier Gordon Campbell finalized the deal at a signing ceremony in Vancouver, British Columbia. Schweitzer called it the result of "quiet diplomacy." "We have a shared responsibility in the Flathead. We share an opportunity, and today we share a destiny," he said. The agreement, which was years in the making, was announced last week. The deal halts ongoing exploration and prohibits future dev...

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