The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By RITA BROWN
Whitehall Ledger 

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: 12/3/1997

 

December 7, 2022



December 3, 1997

The Golden Sunlight Mine (GSM) expansion permit environmental impact statement was under attack, and GSM intended to fight back. An attorney for the National Wildlife Federation had written a letter to the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) that read in part, “DEQ’s recent work in the EIS was intended solely to benefit Golden Sunlight and to shield operations at the mine from meaningful public review. As a result, the EIS is fatally flawed and should be withdrawn.” GSM manager Jerry Harrington said, “ Rather than be on the defensive and respond to the opponen...



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