Had a rare chance to read a book cover to cover in short order during my travel to Russia and Ukraine last week. I had picked up a used copy of "One Round River" by Richard Manning months ago and, as has been the case with many books on my shelf, been unread. It's a story about the (then) proposed cyanide heap leach mine on the Blackfoot River and the struggle by many to oppose it from happening. It's absolutely incredible that, with the preponderance of evidence of this type of mining (the most glaring example in Butte), this could even be considered or supported by state legislators. It was an excellent read, with great history about the antiquated mining laws, the ugly sides of the mining companies and the tactics they use to try and pull the wool over everyone's eyes. I would highly recommend the book. Does anyone know the current fate of this mine? Best I could find is that it was last thwarted in 2005 as the companies permit to perform preliminary studies ran out -- but it goes on to suggest the company still plans to pursue this unbelievable rape of one of the west's greatest trout streams.