Tell Governor Steve Bullock that you don't want a mine on the headwaters of the Smith River!
Conservation of all species, not just humans. The loss of biological diversity is one of the worst impacts we are having on our planet.
MEIC is very good at seeing what’s coming over the horizon. They led on our subdivision and streambed laws, for which I’m very grateful every time I see an unspoiled view.
If you feel discouraged, that’s okay. It’s good to see the world clearly if that leads to action. Nothing is more important than conservation activism.
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The Otter Creek mine is dead. It’s time to admit it and move on. The landscape has so fundamentally changed over the last 6 months for coal generally and the Otter Creek project specifically that it is time to stop throwing good taxpayer money after bad. Up until now DEQ has done a decent job in identifying the deficiencies in Arch Coal’s application to build the largest coal mine in the U.S. But now it’s time for the State to shelve this project. Here are just a few of the reasons the State of Montana should stop paving the way for a coal mine in the Otter Creek valley:
The power plant-sized transmission lines connecting coal-fired Colstrip Power Plant to the Pacific Northwest have attracted a new electricity generator to southeast Montana, one with a greener future.
A national environmental group has listed the Smith River as one of the most endangered streams in the nation for the second year in a row because of a proposed copper mine along one of its tributaries.