Little Rockies mining exploration draws universal opposition from Fort Belknap
Last updated 1/5/2022 at 11:12am
During a public meeting held by the Montana Department of Environmental Quality Tuesday night Fort Belknap officials and community members universally opposed attempts to explore for potential new mining opportunities in the Little Rocky Mountains
The meeting was an effort to gather public comment on a draft environmental assessment for Luke Ployhar’s proposed exploration project in the location of the former Zortman Mine.
Those who spoke at the meeting largely pointed to the damage inflicted on the area in 1980s and ’90s, by Zortman Mining Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pegasus...