Friends of the Jocko Materials

Friends of the Jocko’s official comments to the Montana DEQ on Riverside Contracting’s permit, and the DEQ’s handling of the process. Prepared by Ferguson Law, 9-6-2022 (pdf).

We’ve put together some Fact Sheets & Handouts for you to download, print, hand out, or post. Read the fact sheets to quickly familiarize yourself with the issues.


Montana DEQ Deficiency Letter to Riverside Contracting, Aug. 17th, 2022, detailing what Riverside must do to advance permitting process.

Riverside Contracting Permit Application for Asphalt Plant and Gravel Permit in the Jocko Valley, April 7, 2022 (pdf)

Riverside Contracting letter notifying public if they want to request a public meeting (contains letter, response form and topographic map), – April 28, 2022 (pdf)

HB 599, amending the Montana Open Cut laws, 2021 Montana Legislature (pdf)

Montana Constitution, with Right to Clean & Healthful Environment, Right of Participation, and Right to Know.

Guide to the Montana Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) 2021


Montana Department of Environmental Quality, Opencut Mining Program

Montana DEQ Laws and Regulations

Montana Environmental Quality Council’s web resource page on MEPA.

A Citizen’s Guide to Public Participation in Environmental Decisionmaking, 2002 MEPA guide from the MT EQC

Other Organizations involved in similar work

Montana Environmental Information Center

Park County Environmental Council (Livingston & Paradise Valley)
    • Proposed Gravel Pit Near Emigrant MT: What You Need to Know. June 11, 2022

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