Montana’s waters are under threat

Montana’s waters are under threat

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DEQ tries to roll back water quality standards

DEQ tries to roll back water quality standards

In 2021, our legislature passed Senate Bill 358, ignoring our opposition and essentially guaranteeing more pollution in Montana waterways. This bill requires that the...
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Colstrip cleanup settlement leaves future uncertain

Colstrip cleanup settlement leaves future uncertain

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and Talen Energy have finalized the Colstrip Units 1&2 coal ash ponds settlement agreement. The agreement holds...
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Keystone XL is dead… really dead!

Keystone XL is dead… really dead!

On Wednesday, June 9, TC Energy (formerly TransCanada) announced that they were officially canceling the Keystone XL pipeline – nearly thirteen years of organizing...
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Keystone XL is dead… really dead!

Keystone XL is dead… really dead!

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Northern Plains responds to Biden’s KXL halt

Northern Plains responds to Biden’s KXL halt

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The Water Quality Adaptive Management Plans

The Water Quality Adaptive Management Plans

Striving to further strengthen the proactive and precautionary approach of the GNA’s existing Water Program, the Water Quality Adaptive Management Plans seek to maintain baseline water quality in groundwater and surface water, while going above and beyond state and federal requirements to ensure the East Boulder and Stillwater Rivers remain healthy and pristine.

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Good Neighbor Agreement

Good Neighbor Agreement

For years, Northern Plains members fought against Stillwater Mining Company to protect water quality and the communities in Stillwater and Sweet Grass Counties. In 2000, spurred by action taken by Northern Plains members, the two sides worked together and negotiated an agreement to extend protections beyond state requirements to protect property, water, and area communities, while allowing platinum and palladium mining to proceed. The Good Neighbor Agreement has protected land with conservation easements, instituted a busing program to vastly reduce traffic on winding valley roads, and provided for independent environmental audits.

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