All Smith rivers are worthy of protection

Here in Montana, we want to preserve our precious Smith River, but it's not the only Smith threatened by mining. Over in the Kalmiopsis region of southwestern Oregon, the headwaters of the Smith River that flows through northern California are threatened by proposed nickel strip mines. The mining companies are seeking permits from the U.S. Forest Service, which just closed public comment on an environmental assessment on May 27. (more…)