BOZEMAN, Mont. — The Montana Attorney General’s Office says it will defend a state law at the center of a dispute over a proposed gold mine in mountains north of Yellowstone National Park.
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported Saturday that state attorneys are stepping into a lawsuit over a statute preventing judges from blocking mine exploration work while state-issued permits are challenged.
A judge ruled the Montana Department of Environmental Quality’s mining proposal review was flawed, but the law kept the judge from preventing the work from going forward.
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