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

Help convince officials, agencies to Restore Our Creek

Restore Silver Bow Creek Walk

Northey Tretheway, President, Project Green, on behalf of the Restore Our Creek Coalition, wrote the following editorial for The Montana Standard on September 25, 2015: It seems that Kevin Costner isn’t the only one who can build a Field of Dreams. Recently, a coalition of organizations and individuals from Butte bet that if they invited Butte … Read more

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