Government Transparency, Accountability & Enforcement

Upper Missouri Waterkeeper, Inc. uses a combination of strong science, community action, and legal expertise to defend the Upper Missouri River, its tributaries, and communities against threats to clean water and healthy rivers.

We accomplish this goal in large part by ensuring that our governments’ decisionmaking always takes into account potential impacts to water quality and that all decisions are made in a transparent, accountable and enforceable manner. To us Montana represents a place where justice, and fairness at law, provides a level playing field for all individuals and entities.

We use federal environmental laws to protect your right to fishable, swimmable, and drinkable water.

We also use citizen guarantees under Montana’s constitution to protect your right to a clean and healthful environment.

Read samples of our work here.