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August 15, 2017 | Legal Document

Comments on Review of National Marine Sanctuaries and Marine National Monuments Designated or Expanded Since April 28, 2007 (82 Fed. Reg. 28827)

On behalf of the 46 undersigned organizations, these comments are submitted on the Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on the Review of National Marine Sanctuaries and Marine National Monuments Designated or Expanded Since April 28, 2007, 82 Fed. Reg. 28,827. While we firmly disagree with the need for and intent of such a review, we appreciate the opportunity to comment on the Review. These comments pertain specifically to the four California National Marine Sanctuary expansions that are included in the Review pursuant to EO 13795: Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

August 15, 2017 | Legal Document

Montanore Mine Water Quality

This case challenges the Montana Department of Environmental Quality’s issuance of a water pollution discharge permit for the Montanore Mine, a massive copper and silver mining project proposed by the Montanore Minerals Corp. (“MMC”) in the Cabinet Mountains of northwest Montana. The proposed mine would tunnel beneath the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness Area of the Kootenai National Forest, which boasts some of the purest waters in the lower-48 and harbors vital populations of bull trout—a threatened species protected by the Endangered Species Act—and other native fish.

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