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Montana gets low grades for its infrastructure

Montana gets low grades for its infrastructure

A group of professional engineers say in a report slated for release Tuesday that Montana schools, wastewater treatment facilities and other infrastructure have slid into disrepair and are in need of investment.

November 18, 2014 9:26 amLoading…
Bullock budget includes $45 million for Eastern Montana oil communities

Bullock budget includes $45 million for Eastern Montana oil communities

HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock proposed Monday that the state invest more than $300 million in infrastructure across Montana in a single bill, with about two-thirds of the money coming from money raised by issuing debt and one-third from cash.

November 17, 2014 5:34 pm Photos

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$18M awarded to oil patch infrastructure projects

$18M awarded to oil patch infrastructure projects

WILLISTON, N.D. — North Dakota's Land Board is awarding $18 million in grants to fund airport and infrastructure improvement projects in the state's oil patch.

June 04, 2014 2:53 pmLoading…
Walsh: pass Keystone, remove Obama from cross-border infrastructure decisions

Walsh: pass Keystone, remove Obama from cross-border infrastructure decisions

U.S. Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., is calling on Congress to approve the Keystone XL pipeline and take future decisions about cross-border infrastructure projects out of the president's hands.

May 08, 2014 1:49 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Let's leverage state's good bond rating for infrastructure

As mayors of communities directly impacted by oil and gas development in the Bakken, we know firsthand of the infrastructure needs our communities face. And we know of the incredible opportunity that the state of Montana has to use our stellar bond ratings to make significant investments in …

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Obama to act on Keystone in 'a couple of months'

Obama to act on Keystone in 'a couple of months'

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama told governors at a White House meeting Monday that he expects to decide on the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada in the next couple of months, two Republican governors said.

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Montana’s roads, bridges have deteriorated, report says

Montana’s roads, bridges have deteriorated, report says

HELENA — Montana’s roads and bridges are deteriorating and becoming more crowded, while the state’s traffic fatality rate is the third worst in the nation, a report released Wednesday by a nonprofit Washington, D.C., group shows.

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Obama links Keystone approval to carbon emissions

Obama links Keystone approval to carbon emissions

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the proposed Keystone XL pipeline project from Canada to Texas should only be approved if it doesn't worsen carbon pollution.

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Keystone XL opponents in Nebraska circulating petition

Keystone XL opponents in Nebraska circulating petition

LINCOLN, Neb. — Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline in Nebraska are circulating a petition to try to halt the project.

April 10, 2013 2:49 pmLoading…
Obama: Keystone XL pipeline not major jobs creator

Obama: Keystone XL pipeline not major jobs creator

WASHINGTON — Jobs numbers and other benefits touted by supporters of the Keystone XL oil pipeline are probably exaggerated, President Barack Obama told House Republicans on Wednesday, according to lawmakers who attended the closed-door meeting.

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TransCanada: Pipeline would not affect climate

TransCanada: Pipeline would not affect climate

WASHINGTON — In a shift in strategy, the company that wants to build an oil pipeline from western Canada to Texas said Tuesday that the project will have no measurable effect on global warming.

February 19, 2013 4:13 pm Photos

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Guest opinion: Odds on Canadian tote boards favor Keystone’s completion

WASHINGTON — A few days before President Barack Obama’s second inauguration Clark Stevens, deputy White House press secretary, repeated to journalists a shopworn phrase: “the president is committed” to dealing with climate change issues and national energy needs.

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Oil industry group pushes Obama to OK pipeline

Oil industry group pushes Obama to OK pipeline

OMAHA, Neb. — The fight over a proposed pipeline to transport crude oil from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries has picked up again with groups on both sides putting pressure on President Barack Obama to either approve or reject the pipeline.

November 15, 2012 2:26 pmLoading…
Gazette opinion: Pipeline can be approved in 2013 with new Neb. route

Gazette opinion: Pipeline can be approved in 2013 with new Neb. route

President Barack Obama’s re-election generated calls for him to quickly approve construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline and pleas for him to reject it permanently.

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Nebraska officials issue Keystone XL pipeline report

Nebraska officials issue Keystone XL pipeline report

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska environmental regulators have released a preliminary 600-page report on the oil pipeline a Canadian company wants to build across the state.

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Surge of kindergartners leaves Wyoming school districts in a bind

CODY, Wyo. — School districts in Park, Big Horn, Sheridan and Washakie counties were among 20 districts across Wyoming to receive a waiver from the state Education Department allowing them to exceed the 16-to-1 student-teacher ratio for next school year.

April 24, 2012 5:15 pmLoading…
New proposed Keystone XL pipeline route unveiled

New proposed Keystone XL pipeline route unveiled

LINCOLN, Neb. — Officials unveiled a new preferred route Thursday for the Nebraska portion of the stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline that avoids the state's groundwater-rich Sandhills region.

April 19, 2012 3:35 pmLoading…
TransCanada submits new route for oil pipeline

TransCanada submits new route for oil pipeline

WASHINGTON — The company planning the disputed Keystone XL oil pipeline has proposed a new route through Nebraska that avoids the state's environmentally sensitive Sandhills region.

April 18, 2012 6:00 pmLoading…

Senate blocks bid to speed Keystone XL pipeline from Canada

WASHINGTON — Under pressure from the White House, the Democratic-controlled Senate on Thursday blocked a Republican bid to speed approval of an oil pipeline from Canada to Texas.

March 08, 2012 4:20 pmLoading…

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