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Protecting and advancing air and water quality standards to ensure a clean and healthy climate for future generations

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Help protect Montana’s clean air and water.

MEIC has worked for almost 50 years to keep Montana’s air and water clean. We have stopped dirty acid mines and helped pass and defend strong pollution control laws. And it’s all made possible by our members.

MEIC is made up of thousands of Montanans who care deeply about this state – our home. This strong membership has allowed MEIC to remain independent and to always fight for what is right. We would love to have you as a member too.

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Montana is our home – and it’s worth fighting for. The land, lakes, rivers, and skies are what make Montana The Last Best Place.

MEIC is known as the heavy hitter for Montana’s environment. We take polluters to court when they break the law, we challenge government agencies when they put polluters over people, and we stalk the halls of the legislature to put a stop to bad laws. We fight for this special place like its our home – because it is.

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DEQ issues $516,000
fine for alleged mining activity at site of former Zortman mine

July 20, 2022 – The Montana Department of Environmental Quality has levied a $516,567 fine for alleged illegal mining activity at the former Zortman-Landusky Mining District, which is in the midst of long-term reclamation efforts to mitigate acid mine drainage.

It’s the pits: Residents, environmental advocates frustrated at new opencut mining law

July 14, 2022 – House Bill 599 was pitched by Rep. Steve Gunderson, R-Libby, as one that would cut the red-tape of environmental laws and reviews to allow for “high and dry” open-cut gravel and mining operations. However, a closer reading of the law shows that it substantially changed how the state regulates sand and gravel pits, including those nearby residential areas.

Save Our Smith—more than just a river.

“For a practice that has a known effect on soils and strata and water, the onus should be on the applicant [to pay for mine clean-up]. I appreciate mining practices, but what is anything worth if you don’t have clean water.”
J.P. Pomnichowski
Bozeman Senator, SD 33