The proposed Montanore copper and silver mine in the Cabinet Mountains has experienced another setback. A state district court judge found Friday that a state-issued water quality permit violated state and federal water quality regulations.
Fly fishing guides in Montana rely on cold, clear water to draw in business. So how do they feel about climate change threatening that resource? Reporter Meera Subramanian recently interviewed guides on the Big Hole River for part of a series she’s writing for the website Inside Climate News. She joins MTPR's Nicky Ouellet now. You can read her story below.
Nature is a powerful economic driver here, and livelihoods depend on cold water and healthy fish. People know it’s warming, but few will say that's climate change.