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Environmental coalition wants protection for federal coal lands in Flathead River Valley

November 27, 2012

About 6,000 hectares of federally owned land — part of the historic Dominion Coal Block — are excluded from a provincial mining ban in the contentious Flathead River Valley of southeastern B.C., an international coalition of environmentalists warned today. The coalition is urging Ottawa to follow the B.C. government’s conservation lead in the Flathead and [...]

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Environmentalists’ buyout of Flathead Valley mining complete

September 15, 2012
Environmentalists’ buyout of Flathead Valley mining complete

Environmentalists in the East Kootenay are celebrating after finally raising enough money to keep miners and oil companies out of the Flathead Valley, south of Fernie. CBC | British Columbia News

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B.C. gets $10-million windfall to protect Flathead River Valley

September 14, 2012

In rare move, non-profits will give money to province to back deal to save watershed globeandmail – British Columbia

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Coal company sues B.C. over Flathead mining ban

May 30, 2012
Coal company sues B.C. over Flathead mining ban

A coal mining company is suing the B.C. government for half a billion dollars following its decision to ban mining in the Flathead Valley in the southeastern corner of the province. CBC | British Columbia News

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Flathead Valley mining ban “good first step” but national park still needed, environmentalist says

October 5, 2011

For decades, environmentalists have been calling for the permanent preservation of the Flathead Valley. The Georgia Straight – News And Views

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