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    Montana Tunnels, responsible modern mining?

    August 21, 2017

    A stalled now hazardous open pit mine in Jefferson County, that owes around $5 million in back taxes to the county and is destroying westslope cutthroat trout habitat, is highlighted in a recent article.

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    After failing three times, foreign-owned mining company, Tintina, finally clears its first hurtle

    August 21, 2017

    The company proposing a copper mine in the Smith River watershed has cleared its first regulatory hurdle. The Montana Department of Environmental Quality has informed Tintina that its application for a permit to mine has met its completeness and compliance review. This triggers an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Black Butte Copper Project — a long review process that includes public comment and public hearings.

    This fight is far from over. As Executive Director of Montana Trout Unlimited said ““The completeness review is a small step in a long process before metals will be dug out near Sheep Creek, the tributary of the Smith.”

    You can read the entire article here

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    Businesses join the fight to protect the Smith!

    August 4, 2017

    As Trout Unlimited continues the campaign opposing the proposed copper mine that threatens Montana’s famed Smith River, companies from around the country are stepping up to help. Read about what Upslope Brewery and Rep Your Water are doing to help protect our precious resource.

  • MTU supports HB 593 at the Legislature

    March 22, 2017

    Rep. Nate McConnell brought House Bill 593 before the House Natural Resources Committee on Monday, March 20, 2017.  Read more in the Helena Independent Record and Montana Trout Unlimited’s legislative action alert.

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