Montana Environmental Information Center

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Bills MEIC Support | Bills MEIC Oppose
SB 337 - Eliminating Protection for Public Health and Safety

SB 337 would eliminate the Montana Board of Environmental Review. The BER has oversight authority over the Department of Environmental Quality for rule-making, as well as deciding challenges to permit decisions and enforcement actions. The BER acts as an independent body that determines whether DEQ follows the law and whether rules need to be changed to […]

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MEIC's Position: Oppose | Current bill status: Vetoed by the Governor. | Official legislative site

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HB 593 - Bonding and Independent Auditing for Mines

This bill would require that mines proposed in sulfide ore bodies post a bond that is 50% greater than the amount normally required. Sulphide ore bodies are the precursor to acid mine drainage, a chemical process that has been the death sentence for several of Montana’s rivers and streams. This bill will also require that […]

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MEIC's Position: Support | Current bill status: Tabled in committee on March 22nd. Blast motion in House failed. | Official legislative site

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HB 424 - Recognizing Source Watersheds as a Water Resource

This bill would allow for source watersheds to be considered for the Montana Renewable Resource Grant and Loan Program. This bill would protect the people’s right to enjoy the benefits of the state’s water and renewable sources. The grant and loan programs would provide financial assistance for entities to protect watersheds, which are an integral part of maintaining […]

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MEIC's Position: Support | Current bill status: Signed by the Governor. (Passed Senate, 50-0. Passed House, 62-38.) | Official legislative site

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