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Underscoring a trend of less tolerance for “legacy” wastewater practices, various environmental groups successfully argued that a permit for the Montanore copper and silver mine in Montana should not have been re-issued as it violates both the state’s and the country’s water protection laws. The court ruling sets an important precedent in a state economy that depends heavily on mining, and which has generally been considered to be among the most mining-friendly states.

https://missoulian.com/news/local/enviro-groups-tout-big-win-in-montanore-mining-lawsuit/article_5af7a94a-8f77-54df-bf21-d8138bc54433.html