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Guest opinion: Chamber's numbers don't make a case against EPA rule

Glenn Oppel’s attack on the new EPA carbon standards for existing power plants in the June 10 Gazette does a serious disservice both to the facts and to intelligent public discussion of this important initiative to combat climate change.

June 17, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Black Eagle residents express concerns on cleanup

GREAT FALLS — An environmental consultant is laying out Black Eagle residents' concerns in cleaning up a contaminated Superfund site.

May 07, 2014 2:06 pmLoading…

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.”

May 07, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Federal regulations slow small business growth

Within days of each other this month, Gov. Steve Bullock released his business plan for Montana, and the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics issued its latest jobs report.

May 07, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Hearings set on surface water pollution standards

Montanans are rightfully proud of the state’s bountiful waterways used for irrigating, fishing, drinking and recreating.

March 13, 2014 8:17 amLoading…

Guest opinion: EPA rule hobbles economy, hurts consumer choice

FLINT, Mich. — At a time when many people have put off buying a new car until the economy improves, the last thing we need is a stringent government regulation on fuel efficiency that will raise the cost of vehicles and make matters even more difficult for consumers.

February 28, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Montanans propose 3rd way to cleaner coal

Montana’s raw beauty and wide-open spaces are inexorably joined to harsh conditions like these recent minus 30 temperatures. Such dangerous conditions mean that neighbors sometimes have to work together just to survive even when they have a history of past conflicts. Maybe this is why Montan…

February 25, 2014 12:00 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…

Guest opinion: ‘sue and settle’ bypasses democratic process

WASHINGTON — When legislation was passed to improve visibility in federal National Parks and wilderness areas, Congress directed the states to decide how to implement their visibility programs.

December 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Carbon pollutions standards good for Montana business

The Environmental Protection Agency developing the nation’s first-ever carbon pollution standards for power plants. As small business owners and Montanans, we hail these new standards for their potential to expand economic opportunities in Montana by driving innovation and accelerating clean…

November 21, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: EPA must not tamper with its vehicle mileage tests

GREEN BAY, Wis. — In 2010 and again in 2012, the Obama administration made one of its most important decisions on energy use and climate change.

September 15, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Wyoming consumer advocate opposes EPA pollution plan

CHEYENNE — A state consumer advocacy group says a federal plan to reduce regional haze will mean higher utility bills for Wyoming residents.

August 28, 2013 8:45 amLoading…

Guest opinion: EPA crackdown on Billings' SO2 levels threatens business

In the 2011 legislative session, Sen. Jim Peterson introduced the following 10 lines in a bill for the Legislature to consider, called the Code of Montana. More important issues took over the session and this was left behind. It still is relevant.

August 05, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Wyoming joins lawsuit against EPA's 'sue and settle' practice

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.

July 21, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

Utilities organize against EPA haze plan for Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Several electric utilities on Tuesday announced a campaign to rally public opposition against a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plan to reduce atmospheric haze by further limiting air pollution from coal-fired power plants in Wyoming.

July 09, 2013 2:47 pmLoading…
Public meeting scheduled for Pavillion study

Public meeting scheduled for Pavillion study

CHEYENNE — Wyoming officials have scheduled the first public meeting about the state's plans to take over an investigation of groundwater pollution in the Pavillion area.

July 03, 2013 12:44 pmLoading…
Some residents oppose Wyoming-EPA frack study deal

Some residents oppose Wyoming-EPA frack study deal

CHEYENNE — People who have been living with tainted well water in central Wyoming voiced concern Friday that they were excluded from a deal that has the state taking over further study of groundwater pollution from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

June 21, 2013 11:41 am Related Loading…
Extent of contamination at former Frenchtown mill site divides authorities, developers

Extent of contamination at former Frenchtown mill site divides authorities, developers

MISSOULA — The level of potential contamination at Frenchtown’s former paper mill still divides Missoula authorities and the site redevelopers.

June 21, 2013 8:40 amLoading…

EPA levies $2.5M penalty against U.S. cement maker

BOISE, Idaho — The Environmental Protection Agency levied a $2.5 million penalty against a big cement maker and required the company to invest $30 million in pollution controls at plants in nine states alleged to have violated the federal Clean Air Act.

June 19, 2013 3:13 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Montana PSC sides with polluters, against public health

The recent action by the Montana Public Service Commission to oppose standards for carbon pollution from power plants is the wrong prescription for better health.

May 29, 2013 12:05 amLoading…

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