The Department of Environmental Quality is hosting three public meetings for the scoping phase of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Smith mine. We need everyone who cares about the the Smith River watershed to attend these hearings and let your voices be heard. The hearing schedule as of now is:
Great Falls Civic Center, Oct. 30, 6 to 9 p.m.
White Sulphur Springs High School gym, Nov. 1, 6 to 9 p.m.
Park County High School gym, Livingston, Nov. 7, 6 to 9 p.m
For more information you can go to the DEQ’s website here
The 45 day scoping period of the Environmental Impact Statement for the Smith River mine started today, October 2nd. This process will determine what the DEQ needs to focus on and what the public is most concerned about when it comes to this mine. Now is the time to comment!
For more information on the public hearings and ways to comment click here.
Bozeman Mayor Carson Taylor issued a proclamation at the September 25th Commission meeting in favor of protecting the Smith River. He joins Helena and Missoula whose City Commissions passed resolutions last year in favor of protecting the Smith River and skeptical of any mining activity in the Smith River watershed.
To read the entire proclamation, click here
Join us and help save the Smith River.