Our Waterways Aren’t Sewers – Let’s Stop Treating Them That Way

The Clean Water Act was passed in recognition of the fact that we should not be using our waterways as sewers, but incredibly, primarily due to outdated infrastructure, sewage spills still occur regularly around the country, leading to unsafe water…

Informal Comments on SB 325 – More Polluter Exemptions

We’ve submitted comments to DEQ on its draft implementing rules for Senate Bill 325 including, notably, another “variance” rule that would exempt certain polluters from doing their part to reduce pollution to Montana waterways. The effect of SB 325’s variance rule…

Comments on Revisions to Montana’s Stormwater Rules

This August 2014 the Montana Board of Environmental Review (BER) proposed amendments to rules concerning stormwater regulations. Read BER’s proposed rules by clicking here. As a delegated state with authority to implement the federal Clean Water Act, Montana splits authority over…