U.N. Officials Touring Glacier National Park

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A team of U.N. scientists is meeting with Glacier National Park leaders to discuss the potential impact of coal mining and natural gas development near the World Heritage Site.

The U.N. delegates met all day Monday with Glacier Park leadership, scientists, researchers and local stakeholders. They are expected to spend a couple more days touring the park and meeting with officials on the U.S. side of the border before heading to the Canadian side of the Flathead Valley in British Columbia to meet with officials there.

… Draft recommendations will be ready in about two months and will be submitted to both countries for review, Rao said. A formal report will be delivered to the World Heritage committee at its annual meeting next July.