The state environmental agency has abandoned a lawsuit against a mining executive once involved in a company that left taxpayers on the hook for millions
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The Montana Department of Environmental Quality has asked a judge to dismiss its ‘bad actor’ case against the CEO of Hecla Mining Co., which is trying to develop two copper and silver mines in Lincoln County.
With an expansive drought drying out vegetation across the state, 2021 is shaping up to be a particularly active year for Montana wildfires. MTFP’s new Fire Report has information on the location and size of fires reported across the state, as well air quality ratings for Montana communities with monitoring stations, updated hourly.
Helena anglers are anxious about the loss of surface flow to Beaver Creek, an important tributary of the Missouri River for spawning trout, after restoration work on the stream. The Forest Service says the improvements just need time to take hold.
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Officials with an Idaho-based mining company developing two large copper and silver mines in Northwest Montana said they are undeterred by a recent ruling that could let the state label its CEO a “bad actor” because of a failed mine clean-up more than two decades ago in a different part of the state.
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