DEQ looks at fining Little Rocky mining exploration
Companies, Ployhar, Voigt proposed to be fined $500K for exploration without a permit at Zortman mine, must stop any exploration without a permit
Last updated 7/20/2022 at 4:17pm
Editor’s note: This clarifies that a fine has been calculated but not imposed.
Montana Department of Environmental Quality has calculated a potential fine, more than $500,000, for a group requesting permission to do mining exploration at a site that already has cost millions in restoration.
The fine has been proposed for alleged mining exploration without a permit.
A consent order drafted by Montana Department of Environmental Quality states that Blue Arc LLC, Luke Ployhar, Legacy Mining LLC and Owen Voigt will pay the fine, $516.567, for conducting exploration without a permit in the L...