By Tom Lutey, Billings Gazette
Photo by Larry Mayer, Billings Gazette. Signs encourage residents to contact the Montana Department of Environmental Quality about the proposed Pacific Steel landfill on Shepherd Acton Road at U.S. Highway 87 North.
Montana environmental regulators took heat this week for initially giving the public just 10 days to weigh in on a proposed landfill near Shepherd — seemingly at the request of the developer.
The mistake, Montana’s Department of Environmental Quality clarified Thursday, was ever suggesting that there would be more time. The government now intends to strike all references from its permit forms.