|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|Date:||November 16, 2011|
|Contact:||Michael Jamison, NPCA Crown of the Continent Program Manager, P: 406-862-6722 or C: 406-250-2540|
B.C. Mining Ban Becomes Law; U.S. Protections to Follow
Statement by NPCA Crown of the Continent Program Manager Michael Jamison
“A generation of Canadians and Americans have been eagerly awaiting these protections for more than 30 years. Together, with our neighbors to the north, we share a responsibility to protect the treasures of The North Fork Flathead River and Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Canada’s historic protection of these headwaters is an important reminder of our need for similar protections on Montana’s public lands, upstream from Glacier.
"Canada has acted, and now it’s our turn. We have an international obligation to reciprocate, and we have a bill in Congress that would do just that. The North Fork Watershed Protection Act comes with no cost to US taxpayers, is less than 190 words in length, and is supported by a diverse coalition of citizens and business leaders. And it would show our neighbors that we are serious about partnering to protect the Crown of the Continent.”
To learn more about the North Fork Watershed Protection Act and read quotes from community leaders supporting it visit www.protectglacier.com.