Smith River Mine Updates & Public Hearings

This summer 2017, the Montana DEQ determined that the proposed Black Butte Copper Project, AKA the proposed Smith Mine outside White Sulphur Springs, has submitted a “technically complete” application and therefore it was starting the environmental review process. Determining that…

Smith Mine Update

This November 2016 Tintina Resources – the Australian backed company proposing a new copper mine in the headwaters of Montana’s famed Smith River – applied for a Clean Water Act Section 404 Permit (AKA, a dredge and fill permit) to…

Proposed Copper Mine on Headwaters of the Smith River

In 2014 we took action to stop the state of Montana from permitting a copper mine in the headwaters of the Smith River. It’s now 2016, and the same proposal is back.  A small Canadian company, Tintina Resources, has partnered with…

Taking Action to Protect Montana’s Smith River from Mining

Upper Missouri Waterkeeper is taking action to protect Montana’s Smith River from copper mining. The Smith River is threatened by a proposal for copper mining. Montana’s DEQ recently authorized Tintina, a small Canadian company, to develop an “exploratory mining decline”…