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Crow leader says climate plan could hurt tribe

Crow leader says climate plan could hurt tribe

The chairman of Montana's Crow Indians and state Attorney General Tim Fox want the coal-dependent tribe exempted from the Obama administration's pending climate plan.

December 05, 2014 9:06 am

Coal industry, utilities, governor express concern over EPA’s carbon rules

HELENA — Montana energy interests, environmentalists and others this week weighed in on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rules to limit carbon emissions at existing power plants, raising scores of questions about the rules’ workability.

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Commission: Wyoming will need to close 4 coal plants to meet EPA plan

Commission: Wyoming will need to close 4 coal plants to meet EPA plan

Wyoming utilities will need to prematurely shutter four coal-fired power plants to meet the requirements of the Obama administration's proposal to curb carbon dioxide emissions, the chairman of the Wyoming Public Service Commission argued in recent comments submitted to the U.S. Environmenta…

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5 Wyoming counties could top new EPA ozone limit

CASPER, Wyo. — Five Wyoming counties could exceed a new standard for atmospheric ozone proposed but not yet implemented by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, recent air pollution monitoring shows.

November 27, 2014 12:50 pmLoading…
Proposal for Frenchtown mill cleanup due Monday

Proposal for Frenchtown mill cleanup due Monday

FRENCHTOWN — A path toward cleaning up toxic waste at the former Frenchtown pulp mill site could become clear this week, when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency completes initial negotiations with the parties involved.

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Guest opinion: Montana can meet carbon challenge with innovation

In Montana, we know innovation. Our state is home to historic feats of engineering like the Going to the Sun Road and the Fort Peck Dam. These days Montana engineers are hard at work solving new challenges, like harnessing new energy sources and leading the way in high-tech industries.

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Gazette opinion: Building blocks for Montana’s energy future

Gazette opinion: Building blocks for Montana’s energy future

If you want to see a real “all of the above” energy policy, take a look at the five scenarios the Montana Department of Environmental Quality has put out for discussion.

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Guest opinion: EPA carbon rule would mean fewer jobs, higher costs

The EPA’s new “Clean Power Rule” would impose new limits on carbon emissions that would devastate our coal industry. As a result, these rules will increase energy costs, hamstring job creation and economic growth and reduce the amount of revenue available for Montana’s infrastructure and sch…

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Wyoming legislators voice opposition to proposed EPA water rule

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming water regulators are preparing for what they say will be a vague regulatory climate upon the passage of the Environmental Protection Agency’s "Waters of the U.S." rule.

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Wyoming wants appeals court to reject EPA's tribal boundary

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The state of Wyoming is asking a federal appeals court to reject the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s determination that Riverton and surrounding lands remain legally Indian Country.

October 07, 2014 4:45 pmLoading…

Wyoming Infrastructure Authority opens 2-day conference in Jackson

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Infrastructure Authority opens a two-day conference in Jackson Tuesday, when a series of speakers will address coal exports, the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed regulations on power plants and sage grouse, among other topics.

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Details on Bullock’s five options to comply with EPA greenhouse gas rules

HELENA – The Bullock administration Friday outlined five possible “scenarios” Montana could follow to comply with proposed federal rules to reduce greenhouse gases.

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Making a splash: $50M and 27 years later, efforts to curb water runoff are saving Silver Bow Creek

Making a splash: $50M and 27 years later, efforts to curb water runoff are saving Silver Bow Creek

MISSOULA — Flush a toilet in Butte, and the water is treated before it ends up in Silver Bow Creek. But raindrops and melted snowflakes trickle in untreated — and all that water picks up sediment, heavy metals and mine waste along the way.

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County officials roll out welcome mat for proposed Bakken refinery

County officials roll out welcome mat for proposed Bakken refinery

Yellowstone county officials are rolling out the welcome mat for the developers of a proposed $500 million oil refinery being considered for the Billings area.

August 19, 2014 12:06 pm Photos

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Clean-air rules assailed as too much, too little

Clean-air rules assailed as too much, too little

DENVER — Hundreds of people across the country lined up Tuesday to tell the Environmental Protection Agency that its new rules for power-plant pollution either go too far or not far enough.

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New West End park will provide stormwater solution, flooding prevention

New West End park will provide stormwater solution, flooding prevention

Since late 2013, crews have been digging and moving more than 160,000 cubic yards of soil, transforming a 66-acre lot behind Steak and Shake into a stormwater processing facility.

July 27, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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No sneak peek for company, EPA, at Wyoming reports

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming officials no longer plan to allow an energy company to preview two draft reports on possible causes of groundwater pollution in the Pavillion area before allowing the public to see those documents.

July 25, 2014 2:45 pmLoading…

Regulators investigate Casper airport for WWII-era contamination

CASPER, Wyo. — The four-engine drone of the B-24 Liberator has long since faded at Casper/Natrona County International Airport.

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Groups gearing up for newest coal fight

Groups gearing up for newest coal fight

Montanans are gearing up for the latest round in the coal wars, with industry supporters trying to protect jobs while environmentalists seek a shift to renewable energy.

July 20, 2014 4:00 am Photos

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Guest opinion: Speak up now to keep Montana waters clean

If you live in Montana, there’s a very good chance you are like me and love being outside to enjoy the beauty our great state has to offer. In fact, according to The Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research, nearly three-fourths of Montana residents vacation within the state, many of wh…

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