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In the news...


Aug. 1, 2018 Lewistown News-Argus Keep the debate constructive

Aug. 2, 2018 Missoulian, Say yes to I-186 

Aug. 3, 2018-Helena IR: Taxpayers shouldn't have to clean up mining messes

Aug. 5, 2018-Bozeman Chronicle: Don’t be fooled by mining company smoke and mirrors
Aug. 6, 2018 Writing Outdoors: I-186 not a mine killer


July 3, 2018-Montana Standard: Guest view: Protecting trout and clean water is a Montana value

July 3, 2018-Billings Gazette: Gazette opinion: Say 'no' to wasteful July special session of Montana Legislature 

July 3, 2018-Valley Journal: Mining corporations should be responsible for cleanup

July 3, 2018-Helena IR: Republicans aren't optimistic they have votes for special session

July 4, 2018-Helena IR: We must update mining laws to represent Montana values

July 5, 2018-Bozeman Chronicle editorial: Lawmakers should nix call for special session

July 8, 2018-Billing Gazette: Guest opinion: Initiative would protect Montana's clean water

July 9, 2018-Lee Newspapers: Montana Legislature probably won't have another special session, votes show

July 9, 2018-MTPR: Montana Special Legislative Session Looks Increasingly Unlikely

July 13, 2018-Fallon County Times: The future of mining and medicaid in Montana: A factual perspective

July 14, 2018-Billings Gazette: Support I-186 for Clean, Healthy Montana waters

July 16, 2018-Missoulian: Yes for Responsible Mining Initiative I-186 safeguards clean water in Montana

July 26, 2018 Great Falls Tribune: Tobacco Mining Initiatives OK’d for Ballot 
July 30, 2018-Missoula Current: I-186 headed for November vote, requiring water cleanup guarantee for new mines


June 1, 2018-Bozeman Daily Chronicle: Mining ballot initiative supporters nearing signature gathering threshold

June 1, 2018-Great Falls Tribune: Great Falls mayor backs push for tougher mine permitting

June 1, 2018-KFBB: Rally for I-186 and mining responsibility - News, Sports and Weather

June 3, 2018-Bozeman Daily Chronicle: Editorial: Mining initiative deserves chance at ballot

June 4, 2018-Missoulian: Mining industry shows true colors on perpetual pollution initiative

June 7, 2018-Montana Current: Smith River copper mine receives draft air pollution permit

June 26, 2018-Helena IR/Lee newspapers: Supporters of initiative to limit mine pollution rally at Capitol after collecting 45K signatures

June 26, 2018-KTVH/MTN stations: I-186 supporters bring a boat load of signatures to the State Capitol

June 26, 2018-MTPR: Montana Republicans Consider Special Legislative Session Over Ballot Initiatives

June 27, 2018-Great Falls Tribune: GOP lawmakers propose special session on ballot items

June 27, 2018-MTPR: State Lawmakers To Vote On Potential July Special Session

June 27, 2018-MTN: Republican MT lawmakers call for special session to devise competing ballot measures

June 28, 2018-Big Horn County News: Ballot initiative looks to tighten mining regulations

June 28, 2018-AP:Montana lawmakers to vote on whether to hold special session over ballot initiatives

June 28, 2018-Bozeman Chronicle editorial: DEQ right to protect state, bar ‘bad actor’

June 29, 2018-E&E: Fight over mining ballot measure could sway Senate race