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Fort Belknap Indian Community supports DEQ's enforcement of the bad actor law

Downstream communities continue to suffer from abandoned Pegasus Gold mine


September 13, 2018

For the Fort Belknap Indian Community, the state of Montana’s “bad actor” mining law is a matter of accountability, justice and common sense. We support the state enforcing that law against Hecla Mining CEO Phillips Baker.

Baker was the top financial official at Pegasus Gold when the company filed for bankruptcy. Baker moved on to his next venture, but those of us living downstream from Pegasus Gold’s abandoned Zortman-Landusky mines did not have that luxury. After obliterating areas of the Little Rocky Mountains that are sacred to the Gros Ventre and Assiniboine Tribes and contami...

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