In the long term, Helena’s stable economy was not as heavily impacted by the recession as other areas of Montana, said Director of the University of Montana Bureau of Business and Economic Research Patrick Barkey.
HELENA — Montana’s economy has not grown as fast in 2014 as was predicted and the reasons seem to be drops in commodity prices and lower federal government spending.
Graphic courtesy of Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Project.This schematic shows the process being used to capture and re-inject carbon dioxide at the Kevin Dome in northern Montana.
Sequestration has come home to roost.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Civilian employees at the Wyoming National Guard and F.E. Warren Air Force Base will return to 40-hour work weeks beginning Monday after the Pentagon reduced the number of mandatory days off from 11 to six.
May 4, 2013
In the end, the federal budget cuts known as sequestration carved $161,000 out of the Billings Head Start program.
About $44 million in federal grant money will be cut to states for fish and wildlife programs because of sequestration-related reductions, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Thursday.
Cooke City may be a little quieter than usual this spring. That’s because the isolated mountain town of 75 on the northeast edge of Yellowstone National Park won’t have its snowed-in dead end on Highway 212 plowed until late May.
CHEYENNE - As the state that produces the most coal in the country, Wyoming has two new laws taking effect in July that aim to tackle the coal industry's biggest problem: the carbon dioxide emitted by coal-burning plants.
The leaders of Montana and Saskatchewan have agreed to develop North America's first large-scale initiative to capture and store greenhouse gases from a conventional coal-burning power plant.
This photo shows the Shand power plant in Estevan, Saskatchewan, Canada, one of two possible sites for North America's first large scale initiative to capture and store greenhouse gasses from a conventional coal-burning power plant.
GREAT FALLS - Gov. Brian Schweitzer and Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall are turning to taxpayers to help pay for a carbon sequestration demonstration project.
CASPER - Each year about 18 million metric tons of carbon dioxide flow from smokestacks at the Jim Bridger power plant, making it Wyoming's largest source of CO2 emissions.
BUTTE - Carbon sequestration may be the wave of the future in energy development, and professors at Montana Tech will be part of researching how best to do it.
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