MTN News By: John Riley August 14, 2020 HELENA – The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has issued its final Hard Rock Mining Operating Permit to Tintina Montana, Inc. on the Black Butte Copper Project. The Black Butte Copper Project will be located about 15 miles north of White Sulphur Springs in the Little […]
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Helena, MT April 9, 2020 MT. Department of Environmental Quality The Montana Department of Environmental Quality has issued its Record of Decision for the permit applications submitted by Tintina Montana, Inc. for the Black Butte Copper Project. Tintina proposes to construct, operate and reclaim a new underground copper mine to be located approximately 15 miles […]
Source: MT DEQ March 31, 2020 – The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is charged with implementing programs and enforcing environmental laws that ensure we protect a clean and healthful environment. Under extraordinary circumstances, such as during an emergency response, DEQ may need to balance our enforcement and compliance responsibilities with the need to […]
Source: Missoulian, December 11, 2019 NorthWestern Energy plans to increase its share in Colstrip Unit 4, by buying out another power plant owner….Montana’s largest monopoly utility said in a Tuesday press release that it will buy out Puget Sound Energy for $1…NorthWestern currently has a 30% share in Unit 4, for which its customers owe […]
Source: Montana Public Radio October 1, 2019 This week, for the first time ever, once toxic water from the Berkeley Pit, the abandoned open pit copper mine in Butte, is being treated and released into the headwaters of the Clark Fork River. It’s Monday afternoon and I’m standing on the banks of Silver Bow Creek […]
Source: E&E News, May 17, 2019 By: Dylan Brown The National Coal Council trumpeted non-burning uses of coal in a report published yesterday. (May 16, 2019) The report recommends that the Department of Energy create a dedicated coal-to-products research and development program and incentivize private-sector investment. “Advanced uses of carbon from coal can also lead […]
April 18, 2019 Source: Office of the MT Attorney General Contact: John Barnes 444-2031 HELENA – Montana Attorney General Tim Fox joined a 17-state coalition this week to support farmers and landowners by urging the Trump Administration to adopt its proposed replacement of the Obama-era “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) rule. The coalition, in comments […]
December 11, 2018 Source: Mace Thornton, Executive Director, Communications, American Farm Bureau firstname.lastname@example.org State Farm Bureau presidents from across the nation attended an event today at the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters in Washington to witness the signing of the proposed Clean Water Rule.
Source: Hecla Montana, Tuesday, September 4, 2018 RC Resources, a subsidiary of Hecla Mining Company, announced today that the Supervisor of the Kootenai National Forest has signed the Record of Decision (ROD) authorizing Phase I of the Rock Creek project in Sanders County.
Source: Helena Independent Record, August 21, 2018 By: Matthew Daly, AP The Trump administration will roll back the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s efforts to slow global warming, the Clean Power Plan that restricts greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants.