alternet.org – This Pond in Montana Could Be the Site of the Next Major Militia Showdown with the Federal Govt
Joseph David Robertson, a 77-year-old retired construction company owner who has battled the federal government for more than a decade, was convicted in April on two counts of unauthorized discharge of pollutants into U.S. waters and a third count of injury or depredation of federal property.
U.S. Forest Service and the Environmental Protection Agency agents investigated a series of illegal ponds Robertson constructed between October 2013 and October 2014 on two properties near Basin, Mont., south of Helena. His actions “resulted in the discharge of dredged and fill material into a tributary and adjacent wetlands located on those two properties, causing widespread damage to both properties,” federal prosecutors said in court filings.
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