Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Montana News

Environmental Groups File Intent To Sue Over Alleged Gallatin River Pollution

A screenshot of the alleged wastewater pond leak site from a video on the Cottonwood Environmental Law Center website.
A screenshot of the alleged wastewater pond leak site from a video on the Cottonwood Environmental Law Center website.

Environmental Groups File Intent To Sue Over Alleged Gallatin River Pollution

Environmental groups allege a southwestern Montana water district is illegally polluting the West Fork of the Gallatin River.

On Wednesday, the groups sent a 60-day notice of intent to sue the Big Sky County Water and Sewer District for violation of the federal Clean Water Act.

The Cottonwood Environmental Law Center, Gallatin Wildlife Association, and Montana Rivers wrote in their letter that a wastewater pond near the Big Sky ski resort is leaking pollutants without a permit into the Gallatin River.

Cottonwood Environmental Law Center executive director and lawyer John Meyer says the filing doesn’t necessarily mean the groups will sue.

Copyright 2020 Yellowstone Public Radio

Related Content