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Library's asbestos removal costs mount

Library's asbestos removal costs mount

The cost of removing asbestos from the old Parmly Library before demolishing it keeps growing, and Library Director Bill Cochran hopes the price tag doesn’t reach — as it could — seven figures.

August 01, 2014 5:49 pmLoading…

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Gazette opinion: Protect taxpayers from library demolition mess

Gazette opinion: Protect taxpayers from library demolition mess

When the new Billings Public Library opened in January, the grand opening for its main entrance, courtyard and parking garden was set for June 30.

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DEQ: Water testing for copper mine will have no impacts

Proposed water testing for a planned copper mine near the headwaters of the Smith River would have no impacts on groundwater quality and minimal short-term effects on quantity, according to an environmental assessment released by the state.

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Crews get to work on asbestos cleanup at old library

Crews get to work on asbestos cleanup at old library

Asbestos removal at the old Parmly Billings Library could take a week or it could take three weeks, but the action marks the beginning of the end for the erstwhile brick building.

June 30, 2014 5:24 pmLoading…
DEQ order

DEQ order

Letter from the Montana Department of Environmental Quality ordering Dual Trucking and Transportation to stop operations northwest of Bainville, where the company was illegally processing radioactive waste from the Bakken oilfield.

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Environmental group sues state over Whitehall mine backfilling

Environmental group sues state over Whitehall mine backfilling

HELENA — An environmental group is suing the state over a decision to not require backfilling of an open pit at the Golden Sunlight Mine near Whitehall.

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Billings plant churns out about 9 billion gallons of clean water

Billings plant churns out about 9 billion gallons of clean water

Once again in 2013, the Billings water treatment plant produced between 8 billion and 9 billion gallons of the tastiest and purest water in Montana.

March 26, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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State OKs copper exploration at head of Smith River

State OKs copper exploration at head of Smith River

The state is allowing a Canadian company to dig deep into the ground to explore for copper near a tributary of the famed Smith River north of White Sulphur Springs.

January 16, 2014 12:18 pmLoading…

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Guest opinion: EPA crackdown on Billings' SO2 levels threatens business

In the 2011 legislative session, Sen. Jim Peterson introduced the following 10 lines in a bill for the Legislature to consider, called the Code of Montana. More important issues took over the session and this was left behind. It still is relevant.

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PPL agrees to upgrades if Corette plant doesn't close

PPL agrees to upgrades if Corette plant doesn't close

PPL Montana has agreed to install an estimated $10 million in new pollution controls at a Billings power plant if the company reverses its plan to close the facility in less than two years, state officials and company representatives said Monday.

June 10, 2013 3:27 pmLoading…

Montana agency delays paying for water project

GREAT FALLS — Montana officials say they won't pay for a project to pipe clean drinking water from Conrad to Brady until water-rights issues are resolved.

May 11, 2013 4:20 pmLoading…

Montana asks EPA to reconsider SO2 ruling for Yellowstone County

Montana has asked the federal Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider its intent to designate Yellowstone County as failing to meet sulfur dioxide standards.

April 08, 2013 4:50 pmLoading…

Groups sue Montana over discharge permits

BOZEMAN — Two environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against Montana contending the state is failing to enforce the Clean Water Act by allowing at least 30 discharge permits to lapse for at least a year.

April 06, 2013 12:40 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Speak up on health effects of burning coal

After practicing family medicine for 30 years, I had to step back from my clinical practice in order to better serve patients and our community. It became clear to me that we need to address the true causes of our diseases. One of the most dangerous threats to current and future generations …

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Montana agencies continue Clarks Fork cleanup efforts

Montana agencies continue Clarks Fork cleanup efforts

A handful of state agencies continued Tuesday to look into a Monday semitrailer crash near Belfry that spilled thousands of gallons of a road deicing solution into the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone and killed more than a dozen fish.

February 12, 2013 1:00 pm Photos

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Otter Creek Mine comment period extended

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality has extended the public comment period for the proposed Otter Creek Coal Mine Project until March 6.

January 28, 2013 2:30 pmLoading…

Otter Creek Mine Project meeting in Lame Deer moved to new site

A public meeting in Lame Deer on Jan. 17 to gather comments on the proposed Otter Creek Mine has been moved to a new site.

January 09, 2013 3:30 pmLoading…
Phillips 66 refinery back to normal after flaring

Phillips 66 refinery back to normal after flaring

The Billings Phillips 66 Refinery is back to normal operations after a problem in a compressor triggered flaring beginning Wednesday afternoon.

December 28, 2012 12:19 pm Photos

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