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Haze from wildfires worsens, reaching dangerous and unhealthy levels

Haze from wildfires worsens, reaching dangerous and unhealthy levels

Air quality Friday rapidly deteriorated overnight into Saturday as westerly gusts continued to dump swept up smoke from wildfires in central and eastern Washington on much of Montana.

July 18, 2014 6:30 pmLoading…
Smoke from Canadian fires hanging heavy over Billings

Smoke from Canadian fires hanging heavy over Billings

There’s a good reason why it’s hard to see the mountains from Billings recently.

July 01, 2014 5:21 pmLoading…

Wyoming sues EPA over regional haze

CASPER — The state of Wyoming sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday, challenging the federal agency’s plan to control regional haze.

March 29, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…
Idaho, Wyoming wildfires lead to hazy weekend in Billings

Idaho, Wyoming wildfires lead to hazy weekend in Billings

While Montana's wildfire season has been pretty quiet — with about 50,000 acres torched as of Sunday — you wouldn't know it looking at the skies in Billings over the weekend.

August 18, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…
Fires in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming causing widespread air pollution

Fires in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming causing widespread air pollution

The veil of haze that drifted over Billings and much of central Montana on Friday came from the dozens of wildfires burning in Idaho and western Montana, according to the National Weather Service in Billings.

August 16, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Wyoming governor lambasts EPA over haze plan

Wyoming governor lambasts EPA over haze plan

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead harshly criticized a plan by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reduce regional haze.

July 17, 2013 5:09 pmLoading…

Utilities organize against EPA haze plan for Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Several electric utilities on Tuesday announced a campaign to rally public opposition against a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plan to reduce atmospheric haze by further limiting air pollution from coal-fired power plants in Wyoming.

July 09, 2013 2:47 pmLoading…

EPA re-proposes rules for controlling Wyoming pollution

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming’s largest power provider says a newly re-proposed federal rule could close many of its coal-fired power plants early.

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Environmental group sues EPA over Wyoming haze plan

CASPER, Wyo. — An environmental group is challenging a federal haze management plan for Wyoming, claiming it's not tough enough.

January 14, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…
EPA signs rule to cut Big Sky's haze pollution

EPA signs rule to cut Big Sky's haze pollution

Federal regulators have approved a new measure meant to help turn Montana's Big Sky Country into Clear Sky Country by forcing industrial plants to cut pollutants that make hazy skies over national parks and wilderness areas.

August 16, 2012 11:03 am Photos

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Wyoming legislators oppose EPA pollution plan

Wyoming legislators oppose EPA pollution plan

CASPER, Wyo. — Three Wyoming lawmakers have made their feelings known regarding a recent Environmental Protection Agency haze reduction proposal.Their basic message: It’s Wyoming air. Let Wyoming control it.In a letter written last week, U.S. Sens. John Barrasso and Mike Enzi and Rep. Cynthi…

August 06, 2012 11:45 pm Photos

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Sun rises over Heart Mountain

Sun rises over Heart Mountain

Through smoke and haze, the sun rises over Heart Mountain and the Bighorn Basin in Wyoming before Wednesday’s stormy weather cleared the air.

September 15, 2011 4:50 pmLoading…

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