Public Talking Points – EPA Regulatory Roll-Back Comments

This year, President Trump issued Executive Order 13777 (‘Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda) demanding that for every new regulation proposed, the government must eliminate two existing rules. On top of trying to remove the regulatory safeguards that industry finds too costly, the…

Help Our Rivers: Seeking New Board Members

Upper Missouri Waterkeeper is actively seeking 1-3 new board members in 2017. If you believe in our mission and have the skills and experience we are looking for (see below), we encourage you to apply. Please review our description of Board…

Beaverhead River Litigation Settlement: What’s In It & Why It Matters

Beaverhead Litigation Settlement Requires Study, Planning & Work to Solve River Algal Blooms and Turbidity Pollution We are excited to announce that we have settled our lawsuit challenging the Clark Canyon 401 Certification in return for both Clark Canyon Hydroelectric and…

Connecting Water Quantity & Quality Rules

Montanans understand that when it comes to water, we have to be smart, careful, and fair. Managing water wisely helps avoid the risk of overusing rivers, drying up pastures, harming fish and wildlife, hurting recreation, and leaving communities high and…

Lawsuit Challenging DEQ Approval of Invalid Pollution Permit

Today, Upper Missouri Waterkeeper filed a lawsuit in the First Judicial District of Montana, Lewis & Clark County, challenging the Montana Dept. of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) decision to issue a wastewater discharge permit that doesn’t comply with the Montana Water…