North Idaho's Lake Coeur d'Alene is part of the 3,700-square-mile Coeur d'Alene Basin, where the Environmental Protection Agency is working with Idaho to clean up contamination problems caused by a century of mining under the Superfund law.
North Idaho's Lake Coeur d'Alene is part of the 3,700-square-mile Coeur d'Alene Basin, where the Environmental Protection Agency is working with Idaho to clean up contamination problems caused by a century of mining under the Superfund law. Idaho Statesman file photo
North Idaho's Lake Coeur d'Alene is part of the 3,700-square-mile Coeur d'Alene Basin, where the Environmental Protection Agency is working with Idaho to clean up contamination problems caused by a century of mining under the Superfund law. Idaho Statesman file photo
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Rocky Barker is the energy and environment reporter for the Idaho Statesman and has been writing about the West since 1985. He is the author of several books, including "Scorched Earth How the Fires of Yellowstone Changed America," "The Flyfisher's Guide to Idaho" and "The Wingshooter's Guide to Idaho."