Trout Unlimited is again seeking an outgoing, hard- working, self- motivated individual to work for two months at Camp Baker, the only public put-in to the Smith River, to spread the word about the dangers of this proposed mine. The 2018 Smith River float season will be an important opportunity for Trout Unlimited to spread the message of the dangers of the proposed Black Butte copper project that threatens Sheep Creek, the Smith River and the ecosystem they support.
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The Montana Department of Environmetal Quality is requesting more time from Sandfire Resources to preform the Environmental Impact Statement. “We’ve thought all along that 12 months is going to be unattainable, unrealistic and the only way we’d meet a 12-month timeframe is to compromise the integrity of the analysis or public involvement,” said Tom Livers, DEQ director.”
Will Sandfire do the right thing and allow the extension? Read the whole article here
Concerns over the long-term impacts of hardrock mining on streams and rivers have come into sharp focus in recent years, particularly where the Smith River is concerned. This proposed ballot initiative would do something about that.
On February 21, 2018 an initiative supported by a coalition of Montana conservation organizations, including Montana Trout Unlimited, was submitted to the Montana Secretary of States office. This initiative is simple. It’s about protecting clean water, public health and Montana taxpayers from perpetual mine pollution while allowing for responsible mineral development. Read the Helena IR article here
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