Here we go again. Another major, modern mine in Montana is now poised to saddle Montana with millions of dollars in cleanup costs, as well as more than $5M in unpaid backtaxes to the local county. How many more of these environmental and economic disasters can we afford to permit? Read the whole MT Standard article here
Sandfire America, a subsidiary of Sandfire Resources, has paid $20,000 towards a lawsuit to try and keep I-186 off the ballot. I-186 would require the Department of Environmental Quality to deny a permit for new hard rock mines in Montana unless the reclamation plan provides clear evidence that the mine will not require perpetual treatment of water polluted by acid mine drainage or other contaminants
This is an effort by pro-pollution activists intent on keeping the initiative out of the hands of voters. Read the entire story here.
Philip Baker is Chairman of the Board for the National Mining Association.
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