October 30, 2008

Mining In Idaho

With prices for gold and silver hitting record highs, mining is making a comeback in Idaho. But how do we reconcile new mining operations and their economic benefits with environmental concerns and Idahoans' demand for clean water and clean air? Host Joan Cartan-Hansen takes on the topic of mining in Idaho with Earl Bennett, the retired Dean of the (former) College of Mines and Earth Sciences at the University of Idaho and Justin Hayes, Program Director for the Idaho Conservation League.