Force the federal government to do its job

The following is an excerpt from an editorial that appeared The Montana Standard on October 11, 2015: In the political Kabuki that ensues when negotiations about something as important as the management of the Butte Superfund site are kept from the public, there is much to find fault with — not the least being the process itself. … Read more

Butte hopes to remove Parrot tailings mine waste next summer

The following is an excerpt from a story by reporter John Emeigh that appeared on MTN News on October 7, 2015: Getting the precious copper from Butte’s ground created much waste over the century. “For every one pound of copper, you produce 99 pounds of tailings or waste material,” said Butte Silver Bow Chief Executive Matt Vincent. … Read more

EPA’s five-year environmental review for Butte behind schedule

The following is an excerpt from an article by reporter Susan Dunlap that appeared The Montana Standard on September 30, 2015: The Environmental Protection Agency’s five-year environmental review for Butte, originally due out in September, is behind schedule. Butte Hill program manager Nikia Greene said it’s taken longer than he expected to get the work done … Read more

Butte Local Development Corporation approves resolution on Silver Bow Creek restoration

On September 24, 2015 the Butte Local Development Corporation approved a resolution regarding the restoration and cleanup of Silver Bow Creek: THE BUTTE LOCAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (BLDC) SUPPORTS A COMPREHENSIVE CLEAN-UP AND RESTORATION OF THE HISTORIC SILVER BOW CREEK CORRIDOR, FROM TEXAS AVENUE AND EXTENDING WEST THROUGH THE URBAN CORE OF BUTTE TO THE CREEK’S … Read more