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 »

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

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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 »

Montana Court Strikes Down Water Use Permit for Rock Creek Mine, Protecting Wilderness Streams

April 15, 2019 • Earthjustice | Earthworks | Clark Fork Coalition | Rock Creek Alliance | MEIC
HELENA, MT—A Montana District Court judge last week reversed the decision of Montana’s Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) to grant a water use permit for the Rock Creek Mine, a silver-copper mine proposed in northwest Montana’s Cabinet Mountains.… More »

Protest of the Montana March 2019 Lease Sale

March 5, 2019 • Earthworks

Widespread Failure to Predict Water Pollution & Cleanup Costs at Montana Mines

September 17, 2018 • Earthworks
Water quality predictions for 11 of Montana’s 12 major, modern hardrock mines were wrong, leading to major pollution problems that have contaminated drinking water, destroyed fish and wildlife habitat, and harmed private property. The damning conclusion from a report released today by Montana Trout Unlimited… More »