DEQ: Little Rocky mine exploration needs more analysis
Stiffarm: Listening to the community a sign of good things to come
Last updated 2/7/2022 at 12:10pm
The Montana Department of Environmental Quality released a final environmental assessment last week requiring additional analysis in an environmental impact statement for a proposed exploration project near the former Zortman Mine, which has been aggressively opposed by the nearby Fort Belknap.
The new exploration project, proposed by Luke Ployhar, would be to look for mining opportunities in the Little Rockies, a sacred place to the people of Fort Belknap who almost universally oppose any efforts to mine in the area, and whom officials said were pleasantly surprised by DEQ's decision....