This Poisoned Montana Town Is Now At The Mercy Of The GOP Health Care Plan

By Chris D’Angelo

WASHINGTON — Jim Devlin has fond memories of growing up in the picturesque Rocky Mountain town of Libby, Montana, playing baseball and scampering across piles of shimmering ore mined from a nearby mountaintop.

But that harmless childhood fun ― the simple act of breathing Libby’s air ― has left him with an incurable, potentially fatal lung disease.

It wasn’t until decades later that Libby, a town of fewer than 3,000 people near the Canadian border, learned the truth: that the shiny vermiculite ore that helped drive their economy was laden with toxic asbestos; that the community ball fields where Devlin played catcher …read more

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