Earlier this month, the BLM withdrew 2,688.13 acres of public land in the area from eligibility for new mining claims for 20 years.
The Montana DEQ described the alleged activity as a “violation of major gravity that has compromised reclamation work at the site and represents a risk of acid rock drainage.”
The Montana Department of Environmental Quality is requiring an environmental impact statement for excavation work proposed in the Little Rocky Mountains by a Bozeman man.
Arguing that the changes will irreparably harm the voting rights of Native Americans living in Montana, the plaintiffs are asking for an injunction.
The lawsuit claims the Montana Department of Environmental Quality erred in not consulting with the Gros Ventre and Assiniboine Tribes regarding the work.
Leaders from Montana's tribal communities met with Gov. Steve Bullock over a two-day stretch last week, in consultations held annually to discuss relations between the sovereign governments and the state.
Leaders from Montana's tribal communities met with Gov. Steve Bullock over a two-day stretch last week, in consultations held annually to disc…
HAVRE — Officials say about half of the tribal employees at the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation in northern Montana will be furloughed because of the partial U.S. government shutdown.