Category Archives: News

Copper Mine Posts Reclamation Bond

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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DEQ Issues Record of Decision on the Black Butte Copper Project

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 […]

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DEQ Compliance and Enforcement in Response to COVID-19

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 […]

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NorthWestern Energy to Increase Stake in Colstrip

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 […]

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Butte Reaches Superfund Milestone

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 […]

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Advisory Council Touts Potential for New Products

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 […]

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