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Environment Of The United States

Senate passes Barrasso bill to streamline BLM oil and gas permits

CASPER, Wyo. — The U.S. Senate has passed a bill aimed at streamlining approval of oil and gas drilling permits on federal land.

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Battle in the Bull Mountains: Northern Plains files suit to overturn coal lease

Battle in the Bull Mountains: Northern Plains files suit to overturn coal lease

Cracks in the ground, some deeper than a man’s height, are cropping up on hillsides in the Bull Mountains.

September 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Gazette opinion: From tickets to tracks — BLM does great work in Acton

Gazette opinion: From tickets to tracks — BLM does great work in Acton

The Acton Recreation Area has been transformed from a place of citations to excitement.

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Guest opinion: No grass roots in plots to take over Montana's public lands

Over the last few months, some Montana legislators have been ginning up attention to the idea that national forests and other public lands should be taken away from the federal government and transferred to state or local governments. Proponents of these schemes offer legal-sounding rhetoric…

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Drummond group looks to create ‘ecosanctuary’ for some of BLM’s wild horses

Drummond group looks to create ‘ecosanctuary’ for some of BLM’s wild horses

A group of Drummond landowners is considering opening pastures to wild horses from the federal Bureau of Land Management.

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Guest opinion: Taxpayers lose, mining firms gain under flawed coal leasing

Two recent congressional investigations point to the loss of millions of dollars to the public due to flaws in the way the Bureau of Land Management manages federal coal, including large holdings in the Powder River Basin of Montana and Wyoming.

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Gazette opinion: Elementary lessons in energy savings

Lew Anderson is a weather watcher. By the middle of last week, the Billings school district’s facilities director had determined that subzero weekend forecasts necessitated heating school buildings Sunday and Monday nights as if they were occupied to prevent pipes from freezing. Most of our …

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Guest opinion: Wyoming, U.S. get good value from coal

The U.S. Government Accountability Office recently released its report on federal coal leasing. The report, while calling for more transparency and some process improvement, confirms that federal coal leases for Wyoming are being managed in a responsible fashion. Proper oversight by governme…

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National park advocates say shutdown costs gateway businesses $30M a day

National park advocates say shutdown costs gateway businesses $30M a day

WEST GLACIER – Obviously, it’s not the busiest time of year at Glacier National Park, which closed Tuesday.

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High court rejects challenge to roadless rule

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Environmental groups hailed the U.S. Supreme Court's rejection of an appeal challenging a federal rule that bars development on 50 million acres of roadless areas in national forests, ending one of the main legal battles that had left the rule in doubt for more than a decade.

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Oil, gas lease sales to resume in Montana

BISMARCK, N.D. — Federal oil and gas lease sales in the Dakotas and Montana will resume in December, more than six months after the Bureau of Land Management halted bids because of pressure from environmental groups.

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