Here in Montana, we want to preserve our precious Smith River, but it’s not the only Smith threatened by mining.
Over in the Kalmiopsis region of southwestern Oregon, the headwaters of the Smith River that flows through northern California are threatened by proposed nickel strip mines. The mining companies are seeking permits from the U.S. Forest Service, which just closed public comment on an environmental assessment on May 27. Read more…
Montana Trout Unlimited presents a review of the mine permit application Tintina Resources submitted December 15, 2015 to the Department of Environmental Quality . The review was conducted by outside professional consultants Montana TU retained.
The consultants’ findings uncovered significant shortcomings in items such as operation descriptions as well as data completeness and quality for items such as water rights, groundwater characterization, fisheries, degradation potential of cemented paste tailings and mine discharge.
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These consultants were further advised by Dave Chambers, PhD, president, CSP2, geophysicist, Bozeman, Montana.
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Read a letter sent to Governor Steve Bullock signed by over 45 businesses and representatives of Montana’s fly-fishing industry and others who share a grave concern regarding the proposed mine in the headwaters of the Smith River. Their plea is to establish a zero-risk threshold and closely scrutinize every detail of the upcoming mine proposal for its effects on water, wildlife, fish and the sustainable recreational economy the Smith river supports.
Click here to read about the tragic news from Brazil. Keep this in mind every time you hear that the Smith River Mine is “19 miles from the Smith”.
Help make sure this NEVER happens to the Smith River. Let your opposition be heard to the proposed Black Butte mine project that threatens the Smith River!