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Lawsuit filed over fed's coal lease program

Lawsuit filed over fed's coal lease program

Conservation groups have sued the government to force federal officials to undertake the first broad environmental review of the government's coal-leasing program in decades.

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Council hears presentations on new gateway, transportation plan

Council hears presentations on new gateway, transportation plan

In addition to shaping language on the proposed nondiscrimination ordinance and learning more about a possible levy for police and fire departments, the Billings City Council heard a pair of reports during Monday’s work session that could also shape the city’s future.

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Court rejects food labeling challenge

The meatpacking industry has failed to block a federal law requiring food labels that tell consumers whether their meat came from the United States.

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Guest opinion: Taxpayers lose, mining firms gain under flawed coal leasing

Two recent congressional investigations point to the loss of millions of dollars to the public due to flaws in the way the Bureau of Land Management manages federal coal, including large holdings in the Powder River Basin of Montana and Wyoming.

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Briefing on rail traffic report set for Tuesday morning

A public briefing on a recently revised report on rail traffic called "Heavy Traffic Still Ahead," will be at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday at MSU Billings downtown, 208 N. Broadway.

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Chinese environmentalist talks on coal pollution

Chinese environmentalist talks on coal pollution

Lifeng Fang, a Chinese environmentalist, will speak about coal-caused pollution at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Room 231 at Morledge-Kimball Hall at Rocky Mountain College.

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Ranch groups prepare for fight over food labels

The battle over how much American shoppers should know about their meat is heating up with pro-food-labeling groups passing their hats for legal fees.

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Report: Low federal royalties on oil, gas costing Montana, Western states

Report: Low federal royalties on oil, gas costing Montana, Western states

Taxpayers are being sold short on royalties from oil and gas drilling on federal lands, according to a report to be released Thursday.

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Region's farmers not confident in GMO safeguards

Region's farmers not confident in GMO safeguards

Farmers in Montana and North Dakota say neither the government nor agri-giant Monsanto have done enough to safeguard wheat fields from genetically modified crop contamination.

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Guest opinion: Heavy traffic ahead: Plan now to live with more trains

Guest opinion: Heavy traffic ahead: Plan now to live with more trains

We assisted the Western Organization of Resource Councils in the development of a report titled Heavy Traffic Ahead, which looked into the question of how coal would be transported by rail from the Powder River Basin in Wyoming and Montana to the proposed export terminals in Oregon and Washi…

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Debate over coal shipments divides communities

Debate over coal shipments divides communities

Communities along the 1,000 mile-plus route from coal fields in Montana and Wyoming to potential Pacific Coast terminals are divided by more than just the tracks.

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Coalition of conservation groups seeks greater oversight, accountability for oil pipelines

Coalition of conservation groups seeks greater oversight, accountability for oil pipelines

A coalition of conservation groups called for greater transparency and accountability by ExxonMobil on Monday, one month after a pipeline failure dumped thousands of gallons of oil into the Yellowstone River.

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Guest opinion: Genetically modified wheat would ruin market

About a decade ago, Monsanto was on a mission to develop and commercialize a genetically modified strain of dark northern spring wheat.

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Northern Plains Resource Council elects board of directors

During its annual meeting Nov. 12 and 13 in Billings, the Northern Plains Resource Council elected the following to the board of directors for 2010-11: Chair Ed Gulick of Billings; Vice-Chair Jeanie Alderson of Birney; Treasurer Sandra Abraham of Billings; Assistant Treasurer Clare Witcomb o…

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Some ranchers support new USDA rules on cattle sales

Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock is urging ranchers to comment on proposed government changes to the way cattle are sold.

November 12, 2010 4:10 pmLoading…
Modified wheat concerns group

Modified wheat concerns group

American grain farmers pursuing genetically modified wheat will face global backlash that could drive prices down, says a Billings-based group leery of the scientific development.

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