Quiet, Please! The Latest Threat to the Big Wild

Kelly, Steve
http://www.counterpunch.org/2018/10/18/quiet-please-the-latest-threat-to-the-big-wild/

Publisher:  Counterpunch
Date Written:  18/10/2018
Year Published:  2018  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX23013

A look at the growing problem of noise pollution in Glacier National Park in Montana, where each summer helicopters carrying tourists fly low over the landscape.

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Are America's halcyon days gone forever, even in Glacier National Park? Even when nothing's burning in the Park, low-flying, helicopter-tour overflights shatter the silence with the unmistakable sounds of the Vietnam War. Kill solitude and you've killed the whole wilderness experience. Noisy overflights are a persistent and growing blight degrading many of our national parks. Thankfully, there is a grassroots coalition of park lovers and organizations called Quiet! Glacier. Led by Mary T. McClelland, a tenacious activist raised in West Glacier, Quiet! Glacier applies constant pressure on every governmental agency responsible for permitting commercial overflight tours to denigrate Glacier's natural soundscape.
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