The Clark Fork River heads for Lake Pend Oreille near the Idaho-Montana border in this file photo taken Jan. 15, 2002. Opponents of the proposed Rock Creek Mine have fought for years to block the project, worried that it would pollute the river and damage the Cabin Mountains Wilderness. Idaho-based Hecla Mining Co. says the new mine could produce hundreds of jobs that would last 40 years.
The Clark Fork River heads for Lake Pend Oreille near the Idaho-Montana border in this file photo taken Jan. 15, 2002. Opponents of the proposed Rock Creek Mine have fought for years to block the project, worried that it would pollute the river and damage the Cabin Mountains Wilderness. Idaho-based Hecla Mining Co. says the new mine could produce hundreds of jobs that would last 40 years. JASON HUNT AP
The Clark Fork River heads for Lake Pend Oreille near the Idaho-Montana border in this file photo taken Jan. 15, 2002. Opponents of the proposed Rock Creek Mine have fought for years to block the project, worried that it would pollute the river and damage the Cabin Mountains Wilderness. Idaho-based Hecla Mining Co. says the new mine could produce hundreds of jobs that would last 40 years. JASON HUNT AP

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