A state district court judge has ordered Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte’s office to turn over public records related to his administration dropping enforcement actions against a mining company executive who allegedly ran afoul of Montana’s “bad actor” hardrock mining law.

In his order, Lewis and Clark County District Court Judge Christopher Abbott wrote that Gianforte’s office has six weeks to turn over the documents to the Montana Environmental Information Center, after initially refusing to turn over any of the documents requested by the nonprofit organization in 2021.