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July 24, 2019 | Legal Document

Order on Cross-Motions for Summary Judgment re: Montanore Project

The Montana Pollutant Discharge Elimination System's renewed water pollution discharge permit issued for the Montanore Minerals Corporation's copper and silver mine proposed to be developed in the Cabinet Mountains in northwest Montana is vacated and the matter remanded to Department of Environmental Quality for further action consistent with this decision.

June 27, 2019 | In the News: Jackson Hole News & Guide

Plan Calls For Scaling Back Of Elk Feeding On Refuge

Tim Preso, Managing Attorney, Northern Rockies Office: “The problem right now is there’s no plan at all. There are just these internal drafts. We’re going to take a close look at the plan if we can get it out the door because we don’t think that tentative measures are what’s needed at this time.”

June 21, 2019 | Legal Document

Cadiz Pipeline and Mojave Trails National Monument: Decision on Motion for Summary Judgment

The 2017 Determination was contrary to law and failed to explain its reversal from the 2015 Determination. The 2017 Determination therefore violated the APA. As such, the Court would DENY Defendants’ motions for summary judgment, and GRANT Plaintiffs’ motions for summary judgment to the extent they attacked the 2017 Determination. The Court would remand the matter to the BLM forthwith.

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