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Conservation Organizations Call on Gov. Gianforte to Hold NorthWestern Energy Accountable for Madison River Disaster

Malfunction left the Upper Madison River with significantly diminished flows, causing fish die-offs during a critical spawning time. On Tuesday morning, the Upper Madison River’s Hebgen Dam experienced malfunctions resulting in drastically reduced flows from Hebgen Lake to Madison River….

Upper Missouri Waterkeeper Files Notice of Intent to Sue the EPA for Failure to Act on Montana Water Quality Rollbacks

Narrative Standards Set Forth in Senate Bill 358 Remain Unapproved by Federal Oversight Agency Today, Upper Missouri Waterkeeper filed a Notice of Intent to Sue to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its failure to comply with its mandatory duty…

Organizations Request Investigation of NorthWestern Energy’s Permit Violations

Citizens Complaint Filed With Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Overseeing Hebgen Dam Safety and Operations Upper Missouri Waterkeeper, Montana Environmental Information Center, and the Madison River Foundation filed a citizens complaint today with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regarding…

Comments Filed Encouraging Improvements to Statewide Stormwater Pollution Permit   

Upper Missouri Waterkeeper Submits Comments on DEQ’s Draft MS4 Permit to Improve Permit Terms and Protect Local Water Quality Earlier this week Upper Missouri Waterkeeper submitted a technical comment letter to the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) concerning the proposed…

Interior Department Releases Report on Failing, Broken Federal Public Lands Oil and Gas Leasing Program

Next Step: Permanently Protecting for the Big Hole and Beaverhead From Industrial Oil and Gas Development    The Department of the Interior released a report last Friday as part of the Biden Administration’s comprehensive review of the broken federal oil…

Groups Request Protections Against Risky Oil and Gas Development on Public Lands in Beaverhead County

Dillon’s Resource Management Plan Needs to Address Conflicts Between Oil and Gas Development and the Protection of Southwest Montana’s Natural Resources Upper Missouri Waterkeeper, alongside five conservation organizations, submitted a letter to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) requesting the…