Yes on 186 – Simms

Yes for Responsible Mining is a ballot initiative before Montana voters in the November 2018 election that will require the Montana Department of Environmental Quality to deny a hard rock mining permit for a new mine that will cause permanent water pollution necessitating perpetual water treatment.

I-186 does not impact existing mining operations, revisions to those mining operations or amendments to those mining operations. Only new mines permitted after November 6, 2018 will fall under the new law. Miners currently employed in mining operations across the state will not be impacted by I-186 because I-186 does not apply to current mines.

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