Waterkeeper Litigation Update 2018

Citizens are one of a nation’s greatest resources for enforcing environmental laws and regulations. We know the country’s land, natural attributes, and values more intimately than government ever will.   A bird-watcher walking in the woods sees chemical waste flowing through a…

Montana’s New General Permit for Construction Stormwater

Montana DEQ is nearly finished updating its rules addressing the pollution impacts of construction sites on local creeks and streams. Last week we submitted preliminary comments on DEQ’s rough draft General Permit for Construction Stormwater. What’s a Construction Stormwater General Permit? …

Yellowstone River Whitefish Die-Off

A microscopic parasite is destroying the fish population of the Yellowstone River, causing Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) to take the extraordinary step of closing a 183-mile stretch of the Yellowstone and its tributaries to all water-based recreation (fishing,…