Montanans are gearing up for the latest round in the coal wars, with industry supporters trying to protect jobs while environmentalists seek a shift to renewable energy.
Mike Scott is a Billings-based organizer for the Sierra Club.
CASPER, Wyo. — Last week, Wyoming sued the Environmental Protection Agency over its regional haze plan, claiming the regulations went too far. This week, environmentalists sued the EPA claiming the regulations didn't go far enough.
In what’s shaping to be a battle over the authority of the executive branch, House Republicans and conservationists are squaring off over a century-old law that gives presidents the authority to designate lands as national monuments.
HELENA — Data released as part of a recently settled freedom-of-information lawsuit show that PPL Montana spent more than $127 million over eight years in capital improvements at the Colstrip power plant.
CASPER, Wyo. -- Rep. Cynthia Lummis supported three bills that successfully passed through the House Natural Resources Committee last week, each of which she said will help the Cowboy State.
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming is one of 12 states that will sue the Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday to force the release of EPA records related to some lawsuits by environmental groups.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the proposed Keystone XL pipeline project from Canada to Texas should only be approved if it doesn't worsen carbon pollution.
SEATTLE — The Sierra Club is suing Burlington Northern Santa Fe in federal court in Seattle over coal dust that blows off trains into Washington rivers and Puget Sound.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Seven conservation groups have notified the Bureau of Land Management they plan to sue the agency for making more than 1,200 square miles available for potential oil shale and tar sands leasing in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming.
New U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell received a Wyoming-centric letter on Monday, her first day overseeing federal lands.
Environmental groups are calling for a moratorium on coal leasing in the Powder River Basin of Montana and Wyoming until the federal government reviews the program.
SEATTLE — Several conservation groups on Tuesday announced plans to sue Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway and several top U.S. coal producers, claiming they spill coal into Washington state waterways in violation of federal law.
CASPER, Wyo. -- A Wyoming state board on Monday again approved delaying construction of a 17-years-in-the-making coal-fired generation project near Wright despite some members' concerns that the project has been allowed to drag on for too long.
The company planning an oft-delayed $750 million waste-coal-to-energy project near Wright could start construction in less than a year.
Environmental groups filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against the owners of Montana's massive Colstrip coal-fired power plant, seeking to force the installation of more pollution controls at the decades-old facility.
MISSOULA — Just as 40,000-some people rallied on the National Mall in the Washington, D.C. to demand action against climate change, a multi-generational crowd in Missoula gathered at the Xs on Sunday with the same mission.
Environmental groups say an economic study of southeastern Montana's proposed Otter Creek coal mine exaggerates the benefits and understates the costs of the project near the Wyoming border.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service never should have accepted a wolf-management plan that allows the state of Wyoming to classify the animals as predators that may be shot on sight, environmental groups said in a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday in Washington, D.C.
The Montana Supreme Court says a board chaired by Gov. Brian Schweitzer did not violate the state Constitution when it leased 587 million tons of coal without an environmental review.