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    Helena speaks out for the Smith River

    November 7, 2017

    On November 6th in Helena, concerned sportsmen and women, guides, outfitters, business owners and citizens showed up to let their voices be heard at the third public hearing on the proposed copper mine at the headwaters of the Smith River Around 200 people were in attendance with more than 30 offering oral comments on the project. This was the third of four public hearings, with opponents continuing to outnumber proponents.

    Hours before the meeting opponents of the mine towed drift boats and rafts sporting “No Smith River Mine” signs around the Capitol. Opponents lined the northern edge of the grounds and displayed signs on the front steps of the Capitol to send a message to the Governor that this proposed foreign owned mine is bad for Montana.

    Watch the Helena press coverage on the event.

    The fourth and final hearing will be held in Livingston at the Park County High School Gymnasium from 6-9:00pm.

  • Join MTU and others to rally for the Smith River

    November 1, 2017

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    Sign up to catch a bus to Helena from Bozeman or Missoula to attend Montana DEQ Public Hearing on the Black Butte Copper Mine or tow your boat to the Capitol and join our boat procession and rally on the Capitol lawn.  Learn more and sign up here.

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