Keystone XL: Defending the Right to Protest

Keystone XL: Defending the Right to Protest WELC and our partners at the ACLU of Montana and the Bahr Law Offices have reason to suspect the state of Montana is planning to crack down on people peacefully protesting the Keystone XL pipeline with the same invasive and...

Stopping the Bull Mountain Mine Expansion

Stopping the Bull Mountain Mine Expansion In the foothills of central Montana near Roundup, we kept 170 million tons of coal in the ground in 2017. We defeated the Bull Mountains/Signal Peak Mine expansion, arguing that the agency’s analysis of impacts to water...

VICTORY! Rosebud Coal Mine Clean Water Act Challenge

VICTORY! Rosebud Coal Mine Clean Water Act Challenge When the Montana Department of Environmental Quality issued a Montana Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (MPDES) permit – a permit to discharge pollution- to the Rosebud coal mine that does not protect...

Oil & Gas Drilling Lease Climate Challenge

Montana Oil & Gas Drilling Lease Climate Challenge In Montana, leaky oil & gas drilling operations on public lands emit 1.8 billion cubic feet of methane (and perhaps far more) to the atmosphere each year. Over a 20-year lifetime of development, keeping this...

San Juan Generating Station Air Pollution Challenge

San Juan Generating Station Air Pollution Challenge Commissioned in 1973, the San Juan Generating Station (SJGS), a coal-fired power plant in northeast New Mexico, is one of America’s largest single sources of harmful air pollutants including nitrogen oxides and...