Montana DEQ releases Lucky Minerals study

Montana's agency that permits mines today released its draft environmental assessment on a Canadian company's plan to explore for gold north of Yellowstone National Park.

Canadian company Lucky Minerals wants to explore for gold in Emigrant Gulch (MT), just a few miles north of Yellowstone National Park. Join our mailing list and we'll alert you on how you can speak out about this terrible idea. (Photo William Campbell.)

Canadian company Lucky Minerals wants to explore for gold in Emigrant Gulch (MT), just a few miles north of Yellowstone National Park. Join our mailing list and we'll alert you on how you can speak out about this terrible idea. (Photo William Campbell.)

Montana's Department of Environmental Quality will be taking public comment through Dec. 12 on Lucky Minerals' plan to explore for gold in Emigrant Gulch.

We're reading the draft right now and will be sending out alerts starting in early November, reminding folks to submit comments. Join our mailing list today so you don't miss out!

Here's the statement we released with Park County Environmental Council and Earthjustice today:

We’re pleased that DEQ is allowing a 60-day period so the public has the chance to weigh in on this Canadian company’s proposal to explore for gold north of Yellowstone. We need as much time as possible. Hundreds of businesses in the area also need time to read up on what Lucky Minerals plans to do in their backyard, and they need time to make their voices heard. We’re counting on DEQ to continue to give this project the highest levels of scrutiny. Yellowstone is more valuable than gold.

Thank you for all you do to help us work with our partners to fight both Yellowstone gateway gold mines.

-- Liz Purdy, Yellowstone Gateway Campaign Organizer