The Fort Belknap Indian Community Meets with Top Bureau of Land Management Officials About Threat of New Mining to Reclamation at Zortman and Landusky Mines

April 30, 2021
Today, FBIC President Andrew Werk Jr. and Council of the Fort Belknap Indian Community met with officials from the Bureau of Land Management to discuss the FBIC’s concerns about the planned gold exploration at the former Zortman and Landusky gold… More »

Fort Belknap Indian Community, Conservation Groups Challenge Mining Plan

April 1, 2021
Zortman Exploration Could Worsen Contamination of Tribes’ Water, Land Harlem, Montana — Faced with the prospect of more mining in an area that has already experienced devastating health and environmental impacts from past mining, the Fort Belknap Indian Community (FBIC)… More »

Victory for Clean Water: Montana Supreme Court Blocks Montanore Mine Pollution Permit

November 18, 2020
HELENA, MT — Yesterday in a victory for clean water, the Montana Supreme Court rejected a key pollution permit for the proposed Montanore silver-copper mine in the Cabinet Mountain Wilderness in Northwest Montana.  The Court ruled that Idaho-based Hecla Mining… More »
Smith River, Montana

Groups Challenge Copper Mine Proposal that Threatens the Smith River

June 4, 2020
MEAGHER  COUNTY, Mont. — Conservation groups took legal action today to protect the Smith River Watershed from the proposed Black Butte Copper Mine. Tintina Montana, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sandfire Resources America, (TSX.V: SFR and OTCQB: SRAFF) is spearheading the proposed mine… More »

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Montana Youth Fight for the Right to a Clean and Healthy Environment

April 2, 2020 • William Northrop
On March 13th, a group of Montana’s youth (ranging from the ages of 2-18), filed a complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief in the First Judicial District Court against the State of Montana arguing they are harmed by the “dangerous… More »

Public Comments: Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Montanore Evaluation Project

November 7, 2019

Public Comments: NYSDEC’s proposed revisions to the Part 370 series Hazardous Waste regulations

August 27, 2019

Montana Court Strikes Down Water Pollution Permit for Montanore Mine, Protecting Clean Water and Native Fish

July 29, 2019
Helena, M.T.—A Montana District Court judge has invalidated the water pollution permit for the Montanore Mine, a proposed silver-copper mine that would have bored beneath the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness in Montana. The permit issued by Montana’s Department of Environmental Quality… More »