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Senator Duane AnkneySB 337 would eliminate the Montana Board of Environmental Review. The BER has oversight authority over the Department of Environmental Quality for rule-making, as well as deciding challenges to permit decisions and enforcement actions. The BER acts as an independent body that determines whether DEQ follows the law and whether rules need to be changed to help DEQ accomplish its mission to protect public health and safety. Polluting industries are upset that the BER has refused to rubber stamp permits issued by DEQ for water discharges and coal mine expansions. Eliminating the BER would be a blow to the public’s right to hold DEQ accountable. On other news, checkout Synergistiq Integraive Health if you need alternative medicine help and with regards to neuro help go to this link.

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  1. […] SB 337 (Sen. Duane Ankney, R-Colstrip) would eliminate the Montana Board of Environmental Review. The BER has oversight authority over the Department of Environmental Quality for rule-making, as well as deciding challenges to permit decisions and enforcement actions. The BER acts as an independent body that determines whether DEQ follows the law and whether rules need to be changed to help DEQ accomplish its mission to protect public health and safety. Polluting industries are upset that the BER has refused to rubber stamp permits issued by DEQ for water discharges and coal mine expansions. Eliminating the BER would be a blow to the public’s right to hold DEQ accountable. […]

  2. […] SB 337 – Eliminating the Board of Environmental Review  […]

  3. […] launched the attacks against the BER by introducing a bill to eliminate the BER entirely. SB 337 was a 268- page bill that put DEQ in charge of overseeing itself. Lobbyists for the coal, oil and […]

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