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Montana farmers high and dry

Montana farmers high and dry

Most years, water laps against the rim of the diversion dam on the Tongue River 12 miles south of Miles City.

October 21, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Guest opinion: Time to reform federal coal leasing

Guest opinion: Time to reform federal coal leasing

We recently visited with elected leaders, industry officials and concerned citizens from Montana and Wyoming to discuss coal and money. Our message is simple and clear. The federal lease program run by the Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management is shortchanging the public budgets i…

September 01, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Pair of experts say feds are leasing Powder River Basin coal at bargain-basement prices

Pair of experts say feds are leasing Powder River Basin coal at bargain-basement prices

HELENA — The federal government has been underpricing its coal in southeastern Montana’s Powder River Basin for decades, and it’s time to stop the giveaway to the coal industry, a pair of experts said Wednesday.

August 21, 2013 6:00 pm Photos

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