A Year In Photos: Protecting the Otter Creek Valley in 2013
2013 was a good year. People from Montana, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyoming, Idaho, Washington, Oregon and countless other states came together for events, public hearings and community gatherings to help stop the proposed Otter Creek coal mine and Tongue River Railroad in southeastern Montana. I've pulled together some photos that exhibit the depth of the love that people have for southeastern Montana and some of the amazing moments of the last year. Thanks to Beth Raboin, Paul K. Anderson, Janis Spear and Vanessa Braided Hair for their photos of some critical moments. I start in January during the public hearings over the proposed Otter Creek mine, then the Inter-Tribal No Coal Gathering in Lame Deer in March and then on to the Section 106 Tribal Historic Consultation meetings where we toured the proposed Tongue River Railroad route. Then we move into the summer for renewable energy trainings, education booths at pow-wows and finish with the Lummi Totem Pole Journey in the fall. If you need some background on our fight to stop the mine and railroad, please check out my NWF blog by clicking here. Enjoy!