Park County Environmental Council and Greater Yellowstone Coalition filed their Motion for Vacatur of Exploration License and Brief in support on June 1, 2018. The Motion for Vacatur is granted. The Exploration License that is subject of this case by DEQ to Lucky Minerals, Inc. is void and of no further force and effect.
Order reversing the decision of Montana’s Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) to grant a water use permit for the Rock Creek Mine, a silver-copper mine proposed in northwest Montana’s Cabinet Mountains.
The Back Forty project is an open-pit mine and minerals-processing facility proposed by Aquila Resources, Inc. The site borders the Menominee River and is located within a Menominee cultural landscape that includes tribal burial grounds, ancient agricultural sites and ceremonial sites of cultural significance to the Menominee Tribe.