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Ask DEQ to take another look at mine

 

May 20, 2013



Editor:

At a time when the United States desperately needs to develop clean alternative fuels, the Montana Department of Environmental Quality is fast-tracking the permitting process for Arch Coal's Otter Creek Mine.

Not only would the mine development seriously damage agricultural land and water quality, it would be a catalyst for building the Tongue River Railroad which would transport coal in open boxes to the west coast for export to China.

Air pollution from coal dust is a terrible health hazard. Regulations for containing the dust in open box cars are not consistently enforced. T...



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