Author Archives: Peggy Trenk

BLM reopens public input on rule-making

Source:  Helena Independent Record, Tuesday, July 4, 2017       By:  Rob Chaney MISSOULA – After interrupting its “Planning 2.0” process just as it was getting started, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has announced a new round of public ideas to shape its decision-making system. “Our goal is to identify inefficiencies and redundancies […]

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Much Ado About Nothing

Source:  Montana Petroleum Report, June 14, 2017    Montana Petroleum Association Contact:  Jessica Sena (406) 590-8675 It’s become difficult to decipher between reality and alarmism these days.  To add insult to injury, President Trump can’t seem to take two steps without being ridiculed from every direction. The latest point of contention has been his decision […]

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Interior Chief to Review Sage-Grouse Conservation Plan

Source: Matthew Daly,  Associated Press       June 7, 2017 WASHINGTON – Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Wednesday he is ordering a review of federal efforts to conserve the imperiled sage grouse to ensure that officials in 11 Western states where the bird lives are fully consulted. While the federal government has a responsibility […]

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Army to Allow Completion of DAPL

Source:  Helena Independent Record   February 8, 2017      By:  Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. – The Army Corps of Engineers said Tuesday that it will allow the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline to cross under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota, clearing the way for completion of the disputed four-state project.

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Daines Picked to Lead Parks Committee

Source:  Helena Independent Record   February 1, 2017    By: Rob Chaney, The Missoulian MISSOULA – Montana Sen. Steve Daines has been appointed chairman of the Senate’s subcommittee on National Parks.  The panel has oversight of the National Park System, Wild and Scenic River System, National Trails System, historic sites, military battlefields and the Land […]

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