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Billings Public Library Director Bill Cochran is laying 50-50 odds that the parking lot will indeed be constructed on the site of the old Parmly Billings Library before cold temperatures this fall preclude the laying of asphalt.
Last week, The Gazette reported that Billings Library Director Bill Cochran was awaiting a call from Helena to learn whether state regulators will require additional asbestos removal from the shell of the old Billings library.
The half-demolished Billings Parmly Library will stand a few more weeks as crews wait for equipment to access the building’s basement.
In addition to a dispute between the demolition contractor and a subcontractor hired to tear down Billings’ old library, the city confirmed asbestos has been discovered in more areas, leading to oversight and testing by the state Department of Environmental Quality.
HELENA — The Obama administration’s new draft rules to reduce carbon emissions evoked strong, divergent reactions Monday in Montana, with coal industry supporters condemning the proposed rules and others calling them a good first step toward addressing climate change and global warming.
^pCASPER, Wyo. — State regulators are prepared to cite a New Mexico company for illegally dumping oil-laced water near state Route 59 outside Douglas.
A Louisiana trucking company believed to have illegally dumped radioactive waste in an Eastern Montana landfill for nearly two years has been ordered to stop by state officials.
HELENA — A mining company dropped plans to dig a mile-long tunnel for a copper development project near the Smith River after two environmental organizations filed a lawsuit challenging the proposal, state environmental regulators said Monday.
GLENDIVE — While North Dakota figures out what to do with radioactive waste from oil production, a Montana operator hopes it doesn’t change a thing.
The Montana Land Board unanimously approved the 7,160-acre expansion of Signal Peak's coal mine on Tuesday, a move adding nine years to the mine's life.
HELENA — Two environmental groups are challenging the Department of Environmental Quality's decision to issue an exploration license for a proposed copper mine near the Smith River in central Montana.
Montanans are rightfully proud of the state’s bountiful waterways used for irrigating, fishing, drinking and recreating.
Employees of PPL Montana’s Corette power plant in Billings returned to work Wednesday as asbestos cleanup continues following the Feb. 3 rupture of a steam tube on the boiler.
Some residents of Fort Smith aren’t happy with the new $4 million water system that was completed in 2013, but state agencies, other users and the engineering firm deny there is a problem.
The Lincoln Electric System may be forced to spend $83 million to help reduce haze-causing emissions from a coal plant it partly owns in Wyoming.
HELENA — Montana regulators have approved a Canadian company's plans to expand the Golden Sunlight gold mine near Whitehall.
CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming environmental regulators have approved a controversial natural gas processing plant in Douglas, ending a prolonged debate between residents concerned about the facility’s impact on local air quality and those who view it as integral to the future of energy development …
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A well being drilled at the HollyFrontier Corp. refinery in Cheyenne will assess whether the company will be able to dispose of selenium-tainted wastewater by injecting it deep underground.
Jeff Locker remembers the frustration, Jon Martin the elation.
A hazardous-materials team from the Billings Fire Department was dispatched to the Yegen Drain on Tuesday morning after an oily sheen was reported in the small ditch near Ninth Avenue South.