It is the policy of the state of Montana to indemnify its citizens for the loss of
long-term value resulting from the depletion of its mineral resource base and for
environmental damage caused by mineral development. This policy of indemnification is achieved by establishing a permanent resource indemnity
trust, as required by Article IX, section 2, of the Montana constitution, by supporting ground water assessment programs from the proceeds of a tax levied
on mineral extraction, and by allocating spendable revenues:
(1) to protect and restore the environment from damages resulting from mineral development;
(2) to support a variety of development programs that benefit the economy of the state
and the lives of Montana citizens; and
FindLaw Codes may not reflect the most recent version of the law in your jurisdiction. Please verify the status of the code you are researching with the state legislature or via Westlaw before relying on it for your legal needs.
Was this helpful?
Welcome to FindLaw's Cases & Codes
A free source of state and federal court opinions, state laws, and the United States Code. For more information about the legal concepts addressed by these cases and statutes, visit FindLaw's Learn About the Law.