Waterkeeper Files Motion for Summary Judgment in Lawsuit Challenging Big Sky Subdivision

Last week, Upper Missouri Waterkeeper filed a Motion for Summary Judgment in our lawsuit challenging DEQ’s authorization of new wastewater discharges from Phase I of the Quarry Subdivision. The Quarry Subdivision is a new, multi-phase major residential and commercial development…

Waterkeeper Defeats DEQ’s Motion to Dismiss in Big Sky Water Pollution Challenge

Lawsuit Will Proceed to the Merits  Yesterday, the Montana Eighteenth Judicial District Court in Gallatin County denied the Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) motion to dismiss the Upper Missouri Waterkeeper v. Montana Department of Environmental Quality lawsuit challenging the authorization…

Waterkeeper Challenges Rubber Stamp of New Water Pollution from Big Sky

Agency Violates Law and Ignores Gallatin River Algal Blooms Upper Missouri Waterkeeper filed a complaint against the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for authorizing new wastewater discharges from the Quarry Project, a new major subdivision in Big Sky, without…

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…