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Montana lets mine work proceed but warns revocation possible

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This Feb. 17, 2010, photo shows the snowcapped Cabinet Mountains tower over the lush Kootenai River Valley outside of Libby, Mont. Montana regulators have allowed a company to proceed with exploration work for a large silver and copper mine near the Idaho border with a warning that the project's license could be revoked if concerns over the environmental track record of its president are found valid. The 300-worker Rock Creek Mine is proposed near the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana regulators have allowed a company to proceed with exploration work for a large silver and copper mine near the Idaho border with a warning that the project’s license could be revoked if concerns over the environmental track record of its president are found valid.