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Letter to the Editor - Butte deserves EPA support - but Broadus and Browning do, too


September 19, 2018


Just days after EPA acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler visited Superfund sites in Butte and Anaconda, he announced a plan to weaken common-sense health protections that limit harmful pollution from oil and gas drilling.

Montana has more than 14,000 oil and gas well sites around the state, and Wheeler’s rollbacks mean that hundreds of Montana communities, from Broadus to Browning, will face more air pollution in the form of excess methane, volatile organic compounds and toxic emissions.

The EPA has a responsibility to protect our communities from harmful pollution, whether that...

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