Montana’s about-face on pollution standards

For years, Canadian mining giant Teck Resources has been fighting against U.S. water standards, which target pollution flowing from its Elk Valley coal mines in southeast B.C. downstream to the Kootenai watershed in Montana and Idaho. Montana’s Board of Environmental Review approved those standards in 2020.

But by fall 2022, the same board that adopted those standards made a complete about-face. They voted to ask the Environmental Protection Agency to remove the standard. Why the about-face? The makeup of the board changed in 2021 with six new board members appointed by Republican Governor Gianforte.

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