BfP charges state with violating water quality laws, prevails in lawsuit

Below is the Press Release for Blood Lane – Bitterrooters for Planning (BfP) prevails in lawsuit.
Bitterrooters for Planning prevailed in its lawsuit against the Montana Department of Environmental Quality in the so-called “Blood Lane” case. You may recall this as the Wal-Mart case. Realtor Lee Foss had applied to DEQ for – and was granted – a wastewater discharge permit for the property at Blood Lane and Hwy. 93. The long standing rumor was that the permit was actually for a Wal-Mart, though that was never more than an unconfirmed rumor. Apparently (and incredibly) DEQ didn’t even know the identity of the actual operator of the permit. You’ll read a small reference to that in the attached court order. I’ve also attached the press release I sent out last night to local newspapers and print reporters.

Bitterrooters for Planning continues to advocate for sensible land use laws through public acceptance of a growth policy, and we will continue to shine a light on the falseness.
Next post will be “Court order in BfP and BRPA vs. DEQ.”

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