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Court to Decide Fate of Arlee Gravel Pit, Asphalt Plant. Missoulian, April 11th, 2024.

The Pits. The Montana Quarterly, Spring 2024.

The Gravel Pit Grind. The Pulp, February 6th, 2024.

Mike Bader: Gravel Pit Blues. Guest View, Missoulian, August 31, 2023.

Leslie Van Stavern Millar: Freedom to live in a healthy Montana. Guest View, Missoulian, July 14th, 2023

Friends of the Jocko file Complaint against MT DEQ over Arlee asphalt plant, gravel pit. Char-Koosta News, June 15th, 2023.

Friends of the Jocko Sue State Over Arlee Gravel Pit. Missoula Current, June 8th, 2023.

Arlee nonprofit files complaint against Montana DEQ over permit issued for gravel pit. KPAX, June 8th, 2023.

Arlee Group to Sue DEQ Over Gravel Pit. Missoula Current, May 30th, 2023.

Montana PBS Reports: IMPACT. Open Cut Mining, featuring Friends of the Jocko. April 27th, 2023.

Arlee Neighbors Speak Out Following Gravel Pit, Asphalt Plant Permit Issued. – KPAX, April 12th, 2023 (article). Accompanying Video.

DEQ Issues Permit for Controversial Arlee Gravel Pit. – Lake County Leader, April 6th, 2023.

Locals React to DEQ’s Permit for Arlee Gravel Pit. – Missoula Current, April 5, 2023.

Buddhist Center Joins Tribal Advocates and Local Residents to Oppose Asphalt and Gravel Pit Development in Montana. – Buddhistdoor Global, Feb 16th, 2023.

Jocko Valley residents challenge DEQ over asphalt plant, new law. – Montana Free Press, Feb 14th, 2023

DEQ Issues Assessment Approving Arlee Gravel Pit. – Missoula Current, Jan 27th, 2023

Arlee gravel mine permit delayed, again – Lake County Leader, Dec 22,2022


Link on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/5wdSxP0e6KM6iRyNmTkYrp?si=54ef002d9f924357
Link on Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/gravel-pits-and-the-public-losing-their-voice/id1531234247?i=1000581969548

Proposed open-pit gravel mine controversial among Arlee residents. – Lake County Leader, Oct 27th, 2022

Public Comments on Lack of Public Comment Option in HB 599. – CharKoosta News, Oct 7, 2022

CSKT Meeting Takes DEQ to Task for Arlee Gravel Pit. Friends of the Jocko present DEQ head with questions and concerns. Missoula Current, 9-30-2022

Friends of the Jocko met with the CSKT Tribal Council on Sept. 13th, 2022. Here are the minutes from that meeting.

St. Ignatius subdivision on hold until domestic water allowance filings are completed and Office of Engineer is functionally staffed (also story about gravel pit at the end). – Char-Koosta News, Aug. 18th, 2022.

Residents Fight Back Against Gravel Pit and Asphalt Plant. – MontanaRightNow TV News, Aug 18th, 2022.

Montanans oppose state’s new gravel pit rules, process. – Missoula Current, Aug 9, 2022. (pdf)

Citizens Blast DEQ, Legislature, Gianforte Administration for New Mining Rules, Warn of Lawsuits – Daily Montanan, Aug 8, 2022. (pdf)

Gravel and Garbage Dominate the Arlee District Meeting. – Char-Koosta News, August 4th, 2022

Problems with Gravel Pit Leniency Attracts Legislative Attention – Missoula Current July 29, 2022 (pdf)

Residents Frustrated by Montana’s New Opencut Mining Law. – Missoula Current, July 15th, 2022

Garden of One Thousand Buddhas near Arlee Could Become Louder with Gravel Pit – Daily Montanan, July 14, 2022 (pdf)

It’s the Pits. Residents, Environmental Advocates Frustrated at New Opencut Mining Law – Daily Montanan, July 14th, 2022 (pdf)

Potential Gravel Pit in Arlee has Residents Nervous. – MontanaRightNow TV News, June 29th, 2022.

Gunderson’s Opencut Mining Law Leaves Neighbors in the Dust. – Missoula Current, April 1st, 2022

Neighbors Unload on Gravel Pit Project, – Western News, March 22, 2022. Similar project in Libby, permitting gravel pit under HB 599.

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