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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.
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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.

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Kayla Desroches reports for Yellowstone Public Radio in Billings. She was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and stayed in the city for college, where she hosted a radio show that featured serialized dramas like the Shadow and Suspense. In her pathway to full employment, she interned at WNYC in New York City and KTOO in Juneau, Alaska. She then spent a few years on the island of Kodiak, Alaska, where she transitioned from reporter to news director before moving to Montana.
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