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Montana Mining Discharge and Water Quality, I-122 (1996)
The Montana Mining Discharge and Water Quality Initiative, also known as I-122, was on the November 5, 1996 ballot in Montana as an initiated state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have prohibited the issuance of new metal mine permits, exploration licenses or major amendments to cyanide-leach mine permits if mine discharges exceed existing water quality standards at the point of release into state waters.
|Montana I-122 (1996)|
Election results via: Montana Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
|“||State law currently allows mine discharges to be diluted after release into state waters in determining whether water quality standards are met. This initiative prohibits issuance of new metal mine permits, exploration licenses, or major amendments to cyanide-leach mine permits if mine discharges exceed existing water quality standards at the point of release into state waters. It would require treatment, before dilution or release, to:
- Montana 1996 ballot measures
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- History of Initiative & Referendum in Montana
- Montana Secretary of State, "Historical Ballot Initiatives and Referenda," accessed August 4, 2014
- Montana Secretary of State, "Archive Publications," accessed August 4, 2014
- Montana Secretary of State, "Montana 1996 Voter Information Pamphlet," accessed August 4, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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