Quiet, Please! The Latest Threat to the Big Wild

Kelly, Steve
Date Written:  2018-10-18
Publisher:  Counterpunch
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.



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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