Press Release: Operation Big Sky: Lincoln, Montana
Oath Keepers Greet The Public at Lincoln, Montana
Joseph Santoro, Commander of Operation Big Sky, and Mary Emerick, Public Information Officer for Josephine County, Oregon, Oath Keepers, hold a press conference for the citizens of Lincoln, Montana. Here is the official Operation Big Sky press release, followed by Jason Van Tatenhove’s video footage of the Open Town Meeting. Jason Van Tatenhove provides multi-media publicity for Oath Keepers and is our national public information officer.
PRESS RELEASE Immediate Release
Saturday August 8, 2015
Pacific Patriot Network – Oath Keepers – III%
The Pacific Patriot Network, under the leadership of the Oath Keepers, remains operational in
the Lincoln, Montana area. We are committed to securing the mine site of George Kornec and
Phil Nappo, owners of Intermountain Mining LLC, which was requested due to threats to their
mining venture. There is a dispute between the actions taken by the United States Forest
Service and the miners. Our goal has been and will continue to be to secure that area from
threats until a legal action takes place within the court system.
Thursday evening the community was invited to an informal meeting to discuss any concerns
that they had about Operation Big Sky. There was a small number of people in attendance and
many local media reporters. The concerns that were raised included impact upon the DEQ
reclamation project, which employs approximately 50 community members, as well as questions
about the actual security team itself. An agreement has been reached with the DEQ Project
Manager regarding travel routes and times. There will be no interference with this project. The
community was assured that our security team is made up of highly trained professionals and
would only be operating within the mine area itself.
On Friday a meeting took place between the Sheriff and Under Sheriff of Lewis and Clark
County and the on site leadership of Operation Big Sky. During this meeting questions were
raised from both parties and information shared. Operation leadership was pleased with the
outcome of this meeting.
At this date and time operation leadership has had no contact with the US Forest Service. We
are aware that the Forest Service knows of this operation due to media references.
Mary Emerick * Josephine County Oath Keepers Public Information Officer * firstname.lastname@example.org
Jason Van Tatenhove * Oath Keepers National Public Information Officer * email@example.com
Chris McIntire * Idaho III% Public Information Officer * firstname.lastname@example.org
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Jason Van Tatenhove’s video coverage of Joseph Santoro and Mary Emerick during the public meeting at Lincoln, Montana —
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