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TERRA 502: The New World Mine

Just three miles from the northeast entrance of Yellowstone National Park, Noranda Inc. proposed to build one of North America’s largest gold mines. Cooke City residents, Jim and Heidi Barrett knew that this would irreversibly damage the Yellowstone ecosystem and the place they loved. So with the help of various non-profit organizations, including the Greater Yellowstone Coalition, they fought a battle to stop the mine. Against all odds they won. This inspirational story demonstrates how ordinary people standing up for what they believe in can make a difference.

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