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  • 2017 SEP 06: Members of the West Denver Chapter of Trout Unlimited survey the work they've helped to facilitate on the Clear Creek in Jefferson County, Colorado.

    02/14 last day to submit Smith permit application

    February 14, 2019

    Don’t forget to put in for your Smith River permit!

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    Smith River mine will have to build an additional water treatment pond

    November 13, 2018

    It is hard to trust their general message of they are going to do it right when we see these kind of changes and are surprised by them,” said David Brooks of Montana TU. “They are changes that pose serious risks to both water quality and water quantity.”

    Read the KZBK story here

  • Montanans favor I-186 heading into the final two weeks

    October 25, 2018

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    MSU-MTN 2018 mail-response poll, conducted between Sept. 14 and Oct. 6, a 2 percent margin of error. MSU staff mailed polls to 10,000 voters and received 2,000 responses.

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    Track Record of Montana Modern Hardrock Mining

    October 9, 2018

    This recent report evaluated the adequacy of water quality predictions and reclamation bonds at modern hardrock mines in Montana. Based on a review of government documents, water quality predictions made during mine permitting were wrong at 11 out of 12 mines (91.7% of mines). Not only were water quality predictions incorrect in nearly every case, but the water quality impacts were often severe, including contamination of drinking water, loss of fish and wildlife habitat, harm to private property and agricultural lands, and the formation of acid mine drainage that will cause lasting pollution that requires water treatment in perpetuity.

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