Ex-Montana gov, others seek money for mine access; mining company chief calls it 'extortion'

  • by: MATTHEW BROWN , Associated Press
  • Updated: May 28, 2014 - 8:05 PM

BILLINGS, Mont. — A group of investors that includes former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer is seeking $10 million from a mining company in exchange for access to a huge copper and silver reserve — a move the company's chief executive said Wednesday was "extortion" and included a threat to stir up negative publicity for the project.

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