Comments on New River Pollution ‘Variance’ Rule

Last week we submitted technical comments to the Montana Board of Environmental Review opposing the Dept. of Environmental Quality’s draft new ‘variance’ rule allegedly implementing Senate Bill 325 of the 2015 Legislative Session.   Click here to read our technical…

Pruitt’s EPA Proposes Removal of Clean Water Protections

Continuing its march toward elimination of key Clean Water Act protections, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today issued a formal notice of withdrawal for the Obama administration’s rule defining which waters can be protected against pollution and destruction under…

Help Our Rivers: Seeking New Board Members

Upper Missouri Waterkeeper is actively seeking 1-3 new board members in 2017. If you believe in our mission and have the skills and experience we are looking for (see below), we encourage you to apply. Please review our description of Board…

Beaverhead River Litigation Settlement: What’s In It & Why It Matters

Beaverhead Litigation Settlement Requires Study, Planning & Work to Solve River Algal Blooms and Turbidity Pollution We are excited to announce that we have settled our lawsuit challenging the Clark Canyon 401 Certification in return for both Clark Canyon Hydroelectric and…

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…

Testimony on “Waters of the United States” Rule Before Montana Legislators

On Thursday, September 3, 2015 we provided testimony and answered questions from the Montana Legislature’s Water Policy Committee concerning the EPA and Army Corps’ new “Waters of the United States” rule, AKA the “Clean Water Rule.” Montana’s Legislature convenes biannually…