Derf Johnson
Montana Environmental Information Center
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Bonnie Gestring
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Bozeman Daily Chronicle, 6/8/17, State wants more detail on Smith River mine

Great Falls Tribune, 3/17/17, Smith River mine prompts bill to boost reclamation bonds

Bozeman Daily Chronicle, 12/16/16, DEQ Again Asks Tintina to revise Smith River mine

Helena Independent Record, 10/17/16,  Helena City Commission adopts Smith River resolution

Missoulian, 12/16/15: Company applies for operating permit for copper mine near Smith River

Bozeman Daily Chronicle, 10/17/15: Why gamble on the future of Montana’s Smith River? (Guest Editorial by K.C. Walsh, President of Simms Fishing Products)

New York Times, 7/17/2015: Can Montana’s Smith River Survive a Nearby Mine?

Great Falls Tribune, 2/16/15: Bigger bond for metal mines sought

Billings Gazette, 1/22/2015: Don’t Sacrifice Smith River to Copper Mining (Guest Editorial)

Missoulian, 6/9/2014: Black Butte Copper Mine proposal brings battle to Smith River

Missoulian, 4/8/14: Mining company revises exploration plan for Smith River headwaters

Field & Stream, 4/1/14: Lawsuit Filed Against Mining Exploration on Montana’s Smith River

Missoulian opinion by Greg Tollefson, 3/27/14: A New Threat to Smith River

Bozeman Daily Chronicle, 3/17/14: Lawsuit Challenges DEQ approval of mine near Smith River

Billings Gazette, 1/16/14: State OKs copper exploration at head of Smith River

Helena Independent Record, 6/16/13: Copper Mine Near White Sulfur Springs Gets Initial OK From DEQ