LETTER: Mine Glacier Park: Are You Kidding Us?

By Beacon Staff

Dave Skinner’s recent commentary (Aug. 18 Beacon: “Glacier National Park: Our Ticket to the Third World?”) is shameful; advocating for mining and manufacturing in Glacier National Park? Are you kidding me?

This non-sensible stance exemplifies why the far-right Tea Party Republicans have fallen off the cliff. This kind of extreme talk clearly does not represent the views of Main-Street Montanans.

We do plenty of mining in Montana but conserving Glacier and protecting our clean water is surely in the best interest of the Flathead, Montana and it’s great people. The great outdoors, in places like Glacier, are an economic asset to all Americans, not just the mining industry.

Rep. Mike Jopek

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