House Natural Resources Committee
HELENA — Former state Sen. Corey Stapleton of Billings has a standard answer when he’s asked why Montanans should vote for him in the five-way Republican primary for the U.S. House.
The Endangered Species Act, the nation’s 40-year-old law of last resort for protecting wildlife from extinction, has become an economic roadblock to farmers and the coal and oil industry, witnesses told a congressional field hearing Wednesday.
CASPER, Wyo. -- Rep. Cynthia Lummis supported three bills that successfully passed through the House Natural Resources Committee last week, each of which she said will help the Cowboy State.
Congress is poised to enter the debate over whether taxpayers are getting a fair return on coal mined from public lands in the Western U.S. as a House committee plans a Tuesday oversight hearing on the industry.
HELENA — A panel of lawmakers on Wednesday heard a plan to split the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks commission's duties by creating a new board to oversee state parks and recreation.
WASHINGTON — Federal policing of oil and natural gas drilling on public lands is lax and inconsistent, with only 6 percent of violations resulting in monetary fines over 13 years, House Democrats said in a report Wednesday.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The last time Gillette Mayor Tom Murphy was in Washington, D.C., for a conference, he fell easily into conversation with a group of young attendees.
HILL CITY, S.D. — Rep. Kristi Noem will host a meeting of a U.S. House subcommittee on national parks Sunday on the threat of mountain pine beetles on state forests.
HELENA — Holders of state “cabin leases” are asking the Legislature to create a new system they say will set leases more fairly and closer to market prices, with a bill that has sailed through the Senate and is before a House committee on Wednesday.