Jefferson Exchange | August 14, 2014 | 8:30
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Thu August 14, 2014

Blocking Mines On Scenic Streams

The North Fork of the Smith River is one of the targets for mining.
The North Fork of the Smith River is one of the targets for mining.
Credit PGHolbrook/Wikimedia Commons

Some of the prettiest waterways in our region could also be the richest in other ways. 

Hard-money ways, because of potentially valuable mineral contents. 

And miners have shown an interest in extracting some of the hard-rock riches of the streams. 

Which is why environmental groups including KS Wild just delivered thousands of letters to federal agencies, requesting a mineral withdrawal. 

The withdrawal would declare key streams off-limits to mining. 

KS Wild's Morgan Lindsay joins us to talk about which streams are targeted--both for mining, and for protection.  

 

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