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Congress opens tap for Montana water projects

Congress opens tap for Montana water projects

A bill for $12 billion supporting several Montana water projects is on its way the President Barack Obama’s desk after House and Senate approval last week.

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Guest opinion: EPA seeks clearer clean water rules

Montana is famous for its wild rivers. No one understood the importance of Western rivers more than the iconic author, Wallace Stegner — who spent his youth in Montana – when he famously said: “Water is the true wealth in a dry land.”

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In Eastern Montana, a confluence of federal promises to farmers, fish stirs concern

In Eastern Montana, a confluence of federal promises to farmers, fish stirs concern

SIDNEY — In this frontier farm town of sugar beets and oil wells, spring arrives with the turn of an iron wheel.

May 04, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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U.S. Senate OKs measure blocking fees for Missouri River water

U.S. Senate OKs measure blocking fees for Missouri River water

BISMARCK, N.D. — The U.S. Senate passed an amendment Wednesday blocking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from charging fees to access water in upper Missouri River reservoirs.

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Wyoming governor wants Gateway terminal studied on its own

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Wyoming's governor wants the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to study the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal on its own.

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Montanans go to Spokane to argue against increased coal trains

Montanans go to Spokane to argue against increased coal trains

MISSOULA — Steve Thompson has lived near the railroad tracks in Whitefish for 22 years, and he doesn’t want more coal to add to the traffic increase that he already sees on the line.

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It's full steam ahead for Livingston hospital, despite some concerns over site

It's full steam ahead for Livingston hospital, despite some concerns over site

Plans to build a $43 million hospital in Livingston are moving ahead despite the opposition of critics who say it is being built in a dangerous location.

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Army Corps of Engineers repairs Snake River levees

JACKSON, Wyo. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is taking advantage of low water levels to shore up the Snake River levees in Jackson.

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Rusting hulks of classic cars a common sight on Yellowstone River

Rusting hulks of classic cars a common sight on Yellowstone River

If you spend any time at all on the Yellowstone River, you are likely to be rewarded with stunning, sometimes unforgettable sights.

September 16, 2012 12:15 am Photos

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EPA has concerns for Keystone pipeline near coast

HOUSTON — A Canadian company seeking to build a pipeline to transport crude oil from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries has submitted a new application for the southern segment of the project that avoids sensitive wetlands in Texas.

May 31, 2012 3:02 pm Related Loading…
Rehberg would block changes to Clean Water Act

Rehberg would block changes to Clean Water Act

Citing an overreach by the Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg, R-Mont., is attempting to defund federal efforts to expand the Clean Water Act.

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SRS Crisafulli sets sights on international markets

SRS Crisafulli sets sights on international markets

After profits jumped 40 percent in 2011, officials at SRS Crisafulli Inc. in Glendive faced a business problem.

March 18, 2012 12:15 am Photos

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South Dakota governor says plains snowpack must be monitored

PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard said Wednesday a better system for predicting snowmelt from Plains states should be put in place quickly to help avoid a repeat of last summer's Missouri River flooding.

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Corps forecasts normal runoff in Missouri River basin this spring

After last year's record-setting floods, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has worked this winter to drain its reservoirs along the Missouri River to make room for spring runoff.

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Debate about Missouri River spending roils

Debate about Missouri River spending roils

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A proposed boost in spending for environmental projects along the Missouri River is angering farmers who claim last year's flooding is evidence that the spending focus needs to shift to flood protection. But the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers disputes the idea that flood pro…

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EPA halts proposed fishing park near Logan

LOGAN - The Environmental Protection Agency says a project to build a fishing park with handicapped access near the town of Logan in western Montana doesn't have the necessary permits from the Army Corps of Engineers.

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Townsend officials continue to assess floodwater situation; roads closed

Townsend officials continue to assess floodwater situation; roads closed

Following a long night of battling floodwaters, Townsend officials had a calmer time Sunday but continued to assess the situation and offer assistance to residents. Residents of impacted areas are on notice, but no evacuation orders have been issued.

January 23, 2012 9:25 pm Photos

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Missouri River management plan for 2012 released

Missouri River management plan for 2012 released

OMAHA, Neb. — The Army Corps of Engineers says it is trying to improve the way it manages the Missouri River's reservoirs after last year's historic flooding, but the 2012 plan released Friday doesn't include much additional flood-storage space.

January 06, 2012 6:00 pm Related Loading…

Power generation at Missouri River dams rebounds

BISMARCK, N.D. -- High water levels that caused record flooding along the Missouri River in 2011 did bring a small consolation: Electric power generation from the river's six upstream dams was above average for the first time in a dozen years.

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Panel says corps not to blame for Missouri flooding

Panel says corps not to blame for Missouri flooding

UPDATE -- 3:17 P.M.: HELENA -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers did what it could with the record flooding on the Missouri River this year, although proposed changes could help avoid a disastrous repeat, especially since such floods could become more frequent, an expert panel said in a repor…

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