What Can I Do?

We Need Your Comments to the DEQ About this Proposal!

There are many resources on our website to help you to write your comments. There are the Basic Facts for a quick introduction to the issue. You can find information on the changes in legislation and rules from HB 599, and also information on Riverside Contracting’s proposed asphalt plant and gravel pit. There is a fact sheet on the permitting process. We will continue to update resources as we can!

Friends of the Jocko submitted its organizational comments, prepared by Ferguson Law on Sept. 6, 2022. Read it to see how we are approaching the permit.

In your comments, please include all the ways you believe an industrial development like an asphalt plant & million cubic yard gravel pit will affect you and your family, your home and community, livelihood, and your rights! There are so many different environmental, social and cultural ways that this development can impact us and the Jocko Valley. Let the Montana DEQ know about them all!

You can send your comments to the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) about the proposed asphalt plant and gravel pit in Arlee by sending your comments to the following email address:


or snail mail address:

DEQ Opencut Mining Program
PO Box 200901
Helena MT, 59620-0901

Fax: 406-444-4988

Reference Opencut #3415.

If you want Friends of the Jocko to receive a copy of your comments, please email them to: legal@friendsofthejocko.org

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