Brad Tyer knows a thing or two about the Clark Fork. The former Indy editor and author of Opportunity, Montana: Big Copper, Bad Water, and the Burial of an American Landscape, just wrote about the river's latest brush with infamy.
Titled "Troubled Waters: One Train Derailment, Three Boeing Fuselages, and a River’s History of Ecological Abuse," Tyer's piece covers a lot of important ground (er, water?) and puts the Boeing incident in context.
"The history of the Clark Fork is a history of things being dumped—by accident and by design—in a river where they don’t belong," he writes.