Yesterday we in Crested Butte got the news that Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. has terminated its option agreement with US Energy Corp. to mine Mt. Emmons (aka Red Lady) for molybdenum. I think most locals were very excited about this news, as although it would potentially increase local jobs, the threat to our outdoor lifestyle would be threatened too severely by a mining operation so close to town. One of my main concerns had been the effect the mine could potentially have on our fragile ecosystem and more specifically, our water supply.
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