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UMW Joins Letter to Interior Dept. Seeking Reforms on Public Lands Oil and Gas Leasing

Upper Missouri Waterkeeper joined nearly 40 other conservation organizations to push the Department of Interior to reform the antiquated federal onshore oil and gas leasing program that directly threatens Montana’s Big Hole and Beaverhead river valleys in a letter sent…

Opposing A New Pollution Permit to the Upper Gallatin

DEQ recently proposed a new pollution permit that would allow up to 20,000 gpd of poorly treated wastewater from new development in Big Sky’s Canyon Area, despite the fact that local groundwater and the Gallatin River are experiencing nutrient degradation…

UMW and Fly Fishing Lodges Ask Governor to Veto SB 358

Today, the Big Hole Lodge and Firehole Ranch joined Upper Missouri Waterkeeper in sending the following letter to Governor Gianforte: April 14, 2021 Dear Governor Gianforte: On behalf of Upper Missouri Waterkeeper, Big Hole Lodge, and Firehole Ranch, we are…

Big Movement for Oil & Gas Leasing on Public Lands

Yesterday the House Natural Resources Committee held an Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee hearing to discuss many of the ongoing issues with oil & gas leasing on federal public lands. Hosted on Youtube, the Natural Resources Committee hosted a live…

Halfway Report – Montana 2021 Legislative Session

The last week before the Montana Legislature’s midway recess was crazier than a bull in a china shop.  Not only did an unprecedented number of dirty water bills come back from the dead, but so too did meetings and last-minute…

Legislative Session Update

Montana’s biannual Legislative Session is fully underway and we’re seeing an unprecedented volume of bills, many of which aim to undermine important environmental and public health protections. Upper Missouri Waterkeeper is a non-partisan 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that does not lobby….