Otter Creek Mine
HELENA — A group of protesters staged a sit-in along train tracks in Helena on Sunday to oppose a coal development proposal in the state. The act of civil disobedience led city police to issue 13 citations for criminal trespassing.
Montana environmental regulators want more information on a proposed Otter Creek coal mine after finding deficiencies in an application for the project.
The Montana Department of Environmental Quality has extended the public comment period for the proposed Otter Creek Coal Mine Project until March 6.
A public meeting in Lame Deer on Jan. 17 to gather comments on the proposed Otter Creek Mine has been moved to a new site.
The Surface Transportation Board has ordered backers of southeast Montana's Tongue River Railroad to submit a new application for the coal-carrying line.
HELENA — The proposed Otter Creek coal mine in southeastern Montana, once operating, would create a $200-million-a-year positive economic impact for the state, says a report released this week by the University of Montana’s Bureau of Business & Economic Research.