Montana Department Of Environmental Quality
HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock has appointed a longtime employee of the Montana Department of Environmental Quality to be the next director of the agency.
Hiking the 4-mile trail into Rock Lake from the Noxon, Montana, area weighed heavy on Jim Costello, especially after he met a budding family from Spokane. The couple were packing their toddler along the soothing rumble of Rock Creek for his first wilderness experience.
BUTTE — Montana Resources has reached a settlement with the state for violating air quality standards during a blowing tailings event last year.
The Billings Public Library’s parking garden will be constructed before Nov. 1 — well, most of it, anyway.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Montana has asked the federal Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider its intent to designate Yellowstone County as failing to meet sulfur dioxide standards.
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.
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