Citizens have a voice in protecting Montana’s land and water, and it was heard! Energy Corp. of America, which has begun controversial oil and gas drilling in the Belfry area, was found illegally pumping water from an area gravel pit without a permit or right to the water [Outpost, May 22].
The ECA was ordered by the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation to stop its usage of the pit’s waters after a nearby farmer witnessed and photographed several water trucks taking the water.
For those of us who care about preserving Montana’s unique quality of life ... we can make a difference!
The DNRC took action because of the outpouring of concern from local residents. There is strength in “us” and “we!”
Sandy L Haney