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Black Butte Copper Project set to continue construction despite legal challenges
A district court is allowing Tintina Montana Inc. to complete phase one construction of its Black Butte Copper Project under an existing permit, despite a recent ruling showing environmental violations.
This comes after a 2020 lawsuit and an April 2022 ruling, which found that the Montana Department of Environmental Quality violated aspects of Montana law in granting a permit for the project.
The judge granted a motion that will allow the company to complete phase one of its construction while it pursues an appeal of the April order.