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U.S. Forest Service plans meetings on Black Hills rare-earth mine

The rare-earth industry may be one step closer to reality in Wyoming.

April 14, 2014 8:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Washington state strives for unbiased coal port reviews

A guest column, “Coal Port EIS Jeopardizes Montana Jobs,” published Dec. 17, contains inaccurate information.

December 23, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Court: BLM must survey roads, airstrips in Breaks

Court: BLM must survey roads, airstrips in Breaks

A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that the government must closely examine roads, airstrips and other travel routes in the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument to prevent potential damage to cultural and historical properties.

July 31, 2013 4:40 pmLoading…

Judge OKs use of helicopter in wilderness

HELENA — A helicopter can be used to fly in equipment to repair a failing dam in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness, despite environmentalists’ objections that it goes against federal laws protecting wilderness areas from mechanized or motorized use, a federal judge ruled.

July 04, 2013 1:34 pmLoading…

Big Sky hopes for energy boost with new power line

BOZEMAN — NorthWestern Energy is close to starting work on a two-year, $34 million project to upgrade a transmission line to Big Sky.

May 05, 2013 2:14 pmLoading…

Judge keeps block on Lolo forest project

HELENA — A federal judge said he will continue to block a collaborative forest management project that includes logging 2,038 acres because the U.S. Forest Service did not submit a proper response to his order to analyze its effects on lynx habitat.

March 27, 2013 4:00 pmLoading…
Wyoming policy makers urge collaboration instead of litigation in resolving disputes

Wyoming policy makers urge collaboration instead of litigation in resolving disputes

CODY — Managing high-profile public lands, especially national parks like Yellowstone and Grand Teton, often means navigating a minefield of public passions over hot-button issues like snowmobiles, wolves, bison and grizzly bears, to name a few. Inevitably, it seems, disagreements over such …

August 17, 2012 10:51 amLoading…

Federal judge explains decision to block Seeley-Swan timber sale

MISSOULA — A federal judge filed a lengthy opinion Wednesday explaining his decision last month to block the Colt-Summit timber sale, ruling that the U.S. Forest Service’s analysis of the project’s cumulative effects on lynx – as required by the National Environmental Policy Act – was not su…

July 12, 2012 5:51 amLoading…

Judge stops timber sale in lynx habitat near Yellowstone Park

BOISE, Idaho — A federal judge has halted a 7,000-acre eastern Idaho logging project in potential lynx habitat near Yellowstone National Park after finding the U.S. Forest Service failed to follow federal laws intended to safeguard the environment.

June 07, 2012 3:06 pmLoading…
City of Helena OKs coal-train letter to Army Corps

City of Helena OKs coal-train letter to Army Corps

After hearing from 46 speakers, the Helena City Commission voted 3-2 Monday night to send a letter to the Army Corps of Engineers, asking it to consider potential impacts on Helena during an environmental review of proposed coal ports on the West Coast.

June 05, 2012 6:15 amLoading…
Group funds 4 projects to protect wildlife

Group funds 4 projects to protect wildlife

PINEDALE, Wyo. -- The Pinedale Anticline mesa is a sea of muted greens and browns, sagebrush and dirt, surrounded by a horizon dotted with natural gas rigs.

May 11, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Wyo., Colo. mining group slam 2001 roadless rule

DENVER - The state of Wyoming and the Colorado Mining Association want a federal court in Denver to reconsider a rule prohibiting roads on nearly 50 million acres of land in national forests across the United States.

December 05, 2011 4:33 pmLoading…

Lawsuit filed to halt Montana timber project

MISSOULA — Four conservation groups have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service in federal court seeking to halt a 2,038-acre logging plan contained in a restoration project for the Lolo National Forest about 10 miles north of Seeley Lake.

September 18, 2011 5:20 pmLoading…

Montana enviro group sues over Washington fire lookout

DARRINGTON, Wash. - A Montana environmental group is suing the U.S. Forest Service over the construction of a new fire lookout in the Glacier Peak Wilderness Area northeast of Seattle.

January 15, 2011 1:43 pmLoading…
BLM proposes EIS for gas well in Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument

BLM proposes EIS for gas well in Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on the proposed drilling of a gas well in the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument.

October 29, 2010 10:08 pmLoading…

No-go on state suing feds

For the fourth straight year, the state Legislature has killed legislation that would have allowed the Wyoming attorney general to sue the federal government for any failure to follow the federal Endangered Species Act or the National Environmental Policy Act.

March 01, 2010 11:29 pmLoading…

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