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Canada’s Largest Coal Company Seeking To Reduce State Water Quality Standards

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Teck Resources Ltd. this month filed a petition with the Montana Board of Environmental Review to challenge their recently applied water quality standard for the trace element selenium, a byproduct of coal mining that can kill fish and inhibit growth on both sides of the border. Teck are asking them to nullify the new standard, claiming it’s more stringent than the comparable federal guidelines for selenium. The board opted to solicit public comments on the procedure ahead of its Oct. 8 meeting.

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