No Smith Mine

Scoping Comments on Proposed Black Butte Mine DEQ has begun the process of drafting an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Black Butte Copper Project.   We recently submitted comments regarding scoping (the initial process of determining what issues should be studied…

Smith River Mine Application – Deficiency Letter

The Montana DEQ wants to know more about the proposed Black Butte Mine operation and tailing facilities and their potential to contaminate surface water, ground water, and harm the Smith River. In late 2015, Canadian Tintina Resources applied for a permit…

Proposed Copper Mine on Headwaters of the Smith River

In 2014 we took action to stop the state of Montana from permitting a copper mine in the headwaters of the Smith River. It’s now 2016, and the same proposal is back.  A small Canadian company, Tintina Resources, has partnered with…