By Hayden Blackford, Daily Inter Lake
In a May 18 filing, multiple conservation groups are seeking a judicial review of a state board’s 2022 decision to throw out a previously accepted regional selenium level.
The Montana Environmental Information Center, Clark Fork Coalition, Idaho Conservation League and Idaho Rivers United have filed suit against the Montana Board of Environmental Review, Teck Coal Limited and the Lincoln County Commissioners.
The Montana Board of Environmental Review (BER) decision is also being challenged by the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) in district court.
The new suit filed by conservation groups makes the same argument as the DEQ but with some additions. A press release said the groups argue that the Board of Environmental Review exceeded its statutory authority.