Local coalition prevails over state: Call it “Silver Bow Creek,” not “Metro Storm Drain”

The following is an excerpt from an article by reporter Susan Dunlap that appeared The Montana Standard on August 23, 2015: It may not look like a creek, and for decades it has gone by the undignified name “Metro Storm Drain.” But three Butte activists have long believed that forcing authorities to call the polluted channel running … Read more

Butte Council unanimously passes resolution supporting clean-up of Silver Bow Creek

At their regular meeting on August 19th, 2015, The Butte-Silver Bow Council of Commissioners unanimously passed Resolution No. 15-24 supporting clean-up of Silver Bow Creek from Texas Avenue to is confluence with Blacktail Creek. RESOLUTION NO. 15-24 A RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF A COMPREHENSIVE CLEAN-UP AND RESTORATION OF THE HISTORIC SILVER BOW CREEK CORRIDOR, FROM … Read more

Groups plan rally to support removal of Parrot tailings

The following is an excerpt from an article by reporter Susan Dunlap that appeared The Montana Standard on August 11, 2015: While the Environmental Protection Agency, Butte-Silver Bow, the state of Montana and Atlantic Richfield continue to discuss the fate of the underground Parrot plume in confidential negotiations, local groups rally to support removal of the … Read more

Gov. Bullock celebrates the cleanup of Silver Bow Creek

The following is an excerpt from an article by reporter Susan Dunlap that appeared The Montana Standard on August 5, 2015: One Superfund cleanup in Butte-Silver Bow County is officially complete. Gov. Steve Bullock toured Durant Canyon along Silver Bow Creek Wednesday to celebrate the end of the state’s joint cleanup and restoration of the 26-mile … Read more