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Guest opinion: Legal tactic ensures EPA fulfills its mission

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — “Sue and settle” is the ominous phrase that has been attached to cases where an environmental organization sues a federal agency, such as the Environmental Protection Agency, and then settles the matter without going through a full-blown trial.

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Guest opinion: Pollution controls protect Montana's health

As parents, Montanans and health professionals, we want our state to have a healthy future. We want our children to get the support and care they need. We want to protect them from climate change, which is one of the most significant public health challenges of our time.

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Guest opinion: Coping with health risks of wildfire smoke

Summers in Montana are pretty magical, with plenty of sunny days and blue skies to enjoy hiking, camping, fishing and other outdoor activities. But, in recent years, summer also means more wildfires. In many parts of the state, people have had to contend with a few smoky days, or even smoky …

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Cheyenne, Casper net good air quality grades; Sublette County ranks worst

CASPER, Wyo. — Casper and Cheyenne have some of the cleanest air in the country, and Sublette County is among the most polluted counties, according to a study by the American Lung Association.

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3 Montana counties get failing grades for air quality

HELENA — The American Lung Association is ranking three Montana counties as having some of the worst air quality in the nation with regards to particulates on a 24-hour basis.

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Guest opinion: Speak up on health effects of burning coal

After practicing family medicine for 30 years, I had to step back from my clinical practice in order to better serve patients and our community. It became clear to me that we need to address the true causes of our diseases. One of the most dangerous threats to current and future generations …

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Ranchers pleased that farm dust issue is settled

Ranchers pleased that farm dust issue is settled

When the dustup over air quality regulations ended Friday, there were wide cowboy smiles from one end of the Montana Stockgrowers Convention to the other.

December 15, 2012 12:15 am Photos

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Guest opinion: U.S. should reduce soot for better health

The Obama Administration is poised to make a long overdue change to an important air quality standard for fine particulate matter, or soot.

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Air outside may actually be cleaner than inside many buildings, houses

With daily exposure of environmental toxins and pollutants, all of us face a variety of risks to our health as we go about normal activities. Some risks are simply unavoidable, and some we have the opportunity to make informed choices about and avoid. Indoor air pollution is one risk that yo…

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Asthma Awareness Month event focuses on clean air legislation

Children with asthma are frequent visitors to hospitals and can become severely ill and even die from complications of the disease.

May 21, 2012 5:20 pmLoading…
Billings Clinic offers CT screening for those at high risk for lung cancer

Billings Clinic offers CT screening for those at high risk for lung cancer

Think fast: What is the most deadly cancer that affects women?

February 14, 2012 12:10 am Photos

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Montana must work harder to prevent tobacco-caused disease, death

HELENA -- Montana took steps forward in some areas, but fell short in others to protect children and curb tobacco-related disease in 2011 according to the American Lung Association's State of Tobacco Control 2012 report.

January 24, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: Long-delayed cleanup will make U.S. healthier

Health advocates across America are applauding the new Mercury and Air Toxics Standards for power plants.

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Lung association's coughing baby carriage in Billings today

Lung association's coughing baby carriage in Billings today

The American Lung Association will have its coughing baby carriage in town today at 10 a.m. near the Good Earth Market to stand up for the Clean Air Act.

November 03, 2011 9:05 am Video Loading…

Guest opinion: House bill would weaken Clean Air Act, put lives at risk

It’s disappointing when our leaders put special interests ahead of common sense. But it’s truly disturbing when they put those interests ahead of human life.

October 10, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Rehberg's 'hard science' idea would hurt Americans' health

U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg recently proposed an amendment to the agriculture budget bill that would have required the Food and Drug Administration to use only “hard science” in making decisions and not “such factors as cost and consumer behavior.” The Washington Post on June 1 quoted Rehberg sa…

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Gazette opinion: Tobacco prevention gains may go up in smoke

Last week 100 teens from across Montana converged on the Carroll College campus in Helena for the Sixth Annual reACT Teen Summit. There won’t be another gathering of teens involved in tobacco use prevention policy next year or the year after.

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Health Matters: Bike to work, conserve energy to recognize 'Clean Air Month'

Clean air is essential for our day-to-day well-being, long-term health and the health of the environment we depend on. Each of us breathes around 3,000 gallons of air each day. We could go days without food and water, but without air, we'd only last a few minutes. Air is vital to life, and b…

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Guest opinion: Cutting tobacco-use prevention won't save state money

As a physician and resident of Montana, I was pleased when in 2002, 65 percent of voters said they wanted the tobacco settlement funds to be used for tobacco prevention. That was also a time when the Legislature was facing a budget deficit, but the majority of our state residents recognized …

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Wyoming earns low marks on smoking report

CASPER, Wyo. — Low cigarettes taxes and few restrictions on public smoking earned Wyoming poor marks in an American Lung Association report released this week.

January 21, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

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