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EPA approves water quality rules dividing Montana, Wyoming

posted on December 11, 2015 at 3:04 PM

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency waded into a long-running skirmish between two states by approving water quality rules meant to protect southeastern Montana cropland from wastewater produced during natural gas drilling in neighboring... Full Story

U.S. to cancel lease on land sacred to Blackfoot Indian tribes

posted on November 25, 2015 at 4:08 PM

The Interior Department plans to cancel a long-suspended oil and gas drilling lease near Glacier National Park that's on land considered sacred to the Blackfoot tribes of the U.S. and Canada. Full Story

Yellowstone Park proposes killing 1,000 bison this winter

posted on November 20, 2015 at 5:16 PM

It marks the continuation of a controversial agreement reached in 2000 between Montana and the federal government that was meant to prevent the spread of the disease brucellosis from bison to livestock. Full Story

Feds Reject Keystone XL Pipeline

posted on November 6, 2015 at 5:13 PM

Feds Reject Keystone XL Pipeline
After years of delaying a decision, President Obama announced Friday the federal government is rejecting TransCanada’s request to build the Keystone XL Pipeline through the United States. Full Story

Firefighters in Washington State Worry over Wind Forecast

posted on August 28, 2015 at 5:05 PM

Crews in Washington continued to battle the largest blaze in state history, while there were evacuations in Idaho and Montana. Full Story

Coal States Oppose Updated EPA Power Plant Rule

posted on August 7, 2015 at 5:51 PM

Coal States Oppose Updated EPA Power Plant Rule
The White House upped the ante this week on the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2014 proposal to cut carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants, revealing plans to further slice output from 30 to 32 percent by 2030. Full Story

Western wildfires threatening homes and disrupting tourism

posted on July 24, 2015 at 2:28 PM

Firefighters on Thursday braced for a fresh run by a wildfire that sent tourists fleeing from hotels and campgrounds in Montana's Glacier National Park, while a blaze threatening hundreds of homes in Northern California shot flames 100 feet in... Full Story

35,000 gallons of oil spills after Montana train derailment

posted on July 17, 2015 at 3:54 PM

Three tank cars leaked an estimated 35,000 gallons of oil after a train hauling crude from North Dakota derailed in rural northeastern Montana, the latest in a series of wrecks raising concerns across the U.S. and Canada, authorities said Friday. Full Story

Alternatives for Yellowstone bison management offered

posted on March 13, 2015 at 1:48 PM

The state of Montana and federal officials have drafted new management options for bison at Yellowstone National Park that range from letting the population grow to more than 7,000 of the animals, to driving down their numbers below 3,000. Full Story

Some Oil Recovered from Broken Pipeline after River Spill

posted on January 23, 2015 at 2:23 PM

Workers recovered about 10,000 gallons of oil from a ruptured pipeline that spilled crude into the Yellowstone River and contaminated a Montana city's drinking water. An estimated 40,000 gallons is still in the river and will be difficult to... Full Story

Report: Bird needs 3-mile buffer from drilling

posted on November 21, 2014 at 11:20 AM

A government study with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says the breeding grounds of a struggling bird species need a 3-mile or larger buffer from oil and gas drilling, wind farms and solar projects. Full Story

Early tests don't find tainted water from oil boom

posted on November 21, 2014 at 11:09 AM

Random testing of shallow groundwater in the Northern Plains oil patch found no evidence of contamination from an energy boom that's already seen more than 8,500 wells drilled, federal scientists said Monday. Full Story

USDA: Genetically modified wheat found in Montana

posted on October 3, 2014 at 11:24 AM

Unregulated genetically modified wheat has popped up in a second location in the United States, this time in Montana, the Agriculture Department said Friday. Full Story

Fertilizer Shipping Commitment Exceeded

posted on May 23, 2014 at 10:59 AM

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — BNSF Railway Co. says it has exceeded its commitment to additional trains hauling fertilizer in the Dakotas, Minnesota and Montana. The Surface Transportation Board last month ordered BNSF and Canadian Pacific Railway... Full Story

North Dakota Oil Train Explosion

posted on January 3, 2014 at 6:09 PM

North Dakota Oil Train Explosion
Residents of the southeastern North Dakota town of Casselton are back home this weekend after a massive explosion following a crash involving two trains – one carrying grain and the other loaded with oil from the state’s oil patch. The... Full Story
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