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The Inadequacies of DEQ’s Quarry Project EA

Montana DEQ’s Draft Environmental Assessment on the Quarry Planned Unit Development contains a multitude of issues: Project Segmentation into Phases Avoids Traditional Regulatory Scrutiny: Using Dozens of Septic Systems to Avoid Pollution Control Permitting:  Ignores Cumulative Impacts in Violation of…

Fact Sheet: Draft Environmental Assessment for the Quarry Project

Fact Sheet: Draft Environmental Assessment for the Quarry Project Residential Subdivision #1 EQ# 22-22120 & 22-2092 Big Sky, MT What is the Quarry Project? A “Planned Unit Development” of new phased residential and commercial construction Sited on 175 acres, reclaiming…

Gallatin County District Court Rules in Favor of Environmental Groups

Subdivision Water Pollution Permit Declared Unlawful After DEQ Failed to Consider Cumulative Impacts On November 16, the Montana Eighteenth Judicial District Court in Gallatin County released a ruling in favor of Upper Missouri Waterkeeper and the Montana Environmental Information Center…

Nearly 100 Concerned Community Members Urge Governor to Stop Major Broadwater County Subdivision

Letter Requests Governor Revoke Unlawful Subdivision Approval On Wednesday, October 26, a coalition of nearly 100 concerned Broadwater County residents submitted a letter to Governor Gianforte requesting the administration correct the wrongdoings of its water rights agency regarding the approval…

Waterkeeper Raises Concerns on Proposed Hyalite Creek Major Subdivision

Subdivision Threatens Local Water Availability and Water Quality; Commission Should Deny Application On Monday, October 24, Upper Missouri Waterkeeper submitted comments to the Gallatin County Commission opposing the proposed Hyalite Creek major subdivision, echoing concerns from the Gallatin Local Water…

Stop FWP From Sinking Public Access to Bear Trap Canyon

Work group proposes a solution in search of a problem Important Update: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking comments on a long-awaited and much needed recreational use plan for the Madison River. You can access proposed recommendations from the…

Concerned Canyon Ferry Citizens Challenge Broadwater County Subdivision Approval

County and State Failed to Consider Water and Land Resources of Horse Creek Hills Subdivision  On Friday, August 26, Upper Missouri Waterkeeper and several of its members filed a complaint against Broadwater County and the Department of Natural Resources and…

What’s the Deal with the Horse Creek Hills Mini-Mansion Subdivision?

The Project Horse Creek Hills (HCH) subdivision is a proposed 4-phase, 435 acre development sited in Broadwater County on the eastern shore and directly upstream from Canyon Ferry Lake and nearby Confederate Creek. The proposed site is a rural, predominantly…

Support Stronger Pollution Control Exemptions

Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is proposing a new suite of rules concerning how sectors that discharge wastewater (municipalities, industry, and construction/commercial) may seek a water quality standards variance. The public comment period is open until August 22, 2022…