HELENA – Executive Director Spenser Merwin released the below statement regarding the Bullock Administration’s denial of a new permit to the Spring Creek Mine:
“Governor Bullock’s decision to deny a permit for Montana’s largest coal mine and jeopardize good paying jobs near the Crow Reservation is indefensible,” said Merwin. “The fact that this occurred on the same day the Governor is fundraising out of state should be of little surprise as he left Montana in the rearview long ago to run for President.”
The Spring Creek Mine, near Decker, Montana, is owned by Navajo Transitional Energy Company and employs nearly 300 people. The same day as the NTEC announced the shut down, Governor Bullock held a fundraiser in Little Rock, Arkansas.