Tongue River Railroad
HELENA — A company that wants to build a 42-mile railroad line to link a coal mine with potential markets has asked federal authorities to delay completing a required environmental impact study.
Editor's Note: Montana’s two South Central Indian tribes elected new leaders last fall. The Crow Tribe elected Darrin Old Coyote its chairman and the Northern Cheyenne voted John Robinson its president.
John Robinson, president of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, will hold a series of listening sessions with tribal members on and off the reservation to get input about the Otter Creek coal mine and the proposed Tongue River Railroad.
FORSYTH — The third of 10 public hearings to be held in Eastern Montana on a proposed coal railroad that would run from the Ashland area to Miles City brought in a handful of differing opinions about the impact it would have on the area.
These maps were provided to the Board's Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) during an October 23, 2012 site inspection of Tongue River Railroad's (TRRC) proposed route and other possible route alignments. These maps were prepared by the railroad, not the Surface Transportation Board. (ton…
Eastern Montana residents will weigh in this week on a proposed 83-mile coal railroad with the potential to usher in a dramatic expansion of mining in the state and increase exports of the fuel to Asia.
Representatives from the federal Surface Transportation Board will hold a series of public scoping hearings on the proposed coal-hauling Tongue River Railroad in southeastern Montana. STB will be deciding what issues to consider in the environmental review process.
The Surface Transportation Board has ordered backers of southeast Montana's Tongue River Railroad to submit a new application for the coal-carrying line.
HELENA — The proposed Otter Creek coal mine in southeastern Montana, once operating, would create a $200-million-a-year positive economic impact for the state, says a report released this week by the University of Montana’s Bureau of Business & Economic Research.
The U.S. Attorney's Office is attempting to collect money from two Montana companies to pay off some of the nearly $5.6 million in debts owed by Patrick Davison, a former Billings investment adviser convicted of running a massive Ponzi scheme.
Forrest Mars, billionaire former chief executive of Mars Inc., has purchased about one-third of a controversial planned coal railroad that would run through his Montana property.
A federal panel has rejected an attempt by conservationists to halt the construction of a long-stalled 121-mile railroad that would open a new area of Montana to coal mining.
HELENA — A meeting in which the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission was slated to make its final decision on a controversial easement across a Miles City fish hatchery — for a section of the Tongue River Railroad — was abruptly canceled this week.
A conservation group has asked the federal Surface Transportation Board to reconsider its approval of a proposed $550 million railroad that would open new areas of Montana's Powder River Basin to coal mining.
My family has been producing livestock in southeastern Montana since 1886. Development of the Otter Creek coal tracts and Tongue River Railroad pose a crippling threat to our ranch and those of my neighbors.
A candy industry magnate who owns a sprawling southeastern Montana ranch is pushing state lawmakers to adopt legislation that could undermine a proposed $341 million coal railroad through his property.
Cattle graze on the Diamond Cross Ranch near Birney. Forrest Mars Jr., owns the ranch and wants to prevent development of a coal deposit near Ashland.