On Tuesday, June 21, 2016 Montana Governor Steve Bullock announced the release of his blueprint for the state’s energy future. In a statement released by his office, the Governor said: “Montanans should determine our energy future. That’s why today I’m announcing a blueprint for a balanced and responsible plan that provides good-paying jobs for Montanans, […]
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Helena Independent Record June 16, 2016 By Tom Lutey For the Independent Record BILLINGS – State and tribal governments deserve a bigger say in federal coal policies, U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke said Tuesday, while seeking to overturn a temporary ban on coal leases.
In a recent article written by Tom Lutey of the Billings Gazette, Bud Clinch of the Montana Coal Council reports that Montana coal production has already dropped about 4 million tons compared to the same January – April time period last year.
Montana Congressional Delegation Pushes Forest Service to Advance Permitting Process for Rock Creek Mine
(U.S. Congress) — Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines and Congressman Ryan Zinke this week pushed the U.S. Forest Service to finalize an important document and advance a decades-old permitting process for the Rock Creek Mine in northwest Montana. In a letter to Kootenai National Forest Supervisor Chris Savage, the Montana congressional delegation encouraged the […]
The Western Education Foundation for Resources has launched a new tv spot pointing out the importance of coal development to Montana communities. WEFR also has a new website and Facebook page that provide additional information.
The Main Street Montana Project was initiated by the Bullock Administration to “develop a business plan” for Montana using expertise from the public sector. Key Industry Networks were created reflecting relevant topic areas. Participants in the KIN’s met over a period of time to gather input and develop recommendations that have or will be presented […]
The Montana Department of Environmental Quality currently has two Public Comment processes open that affect water quality. The first is the 2016 Draft Water Quality Integrated Report (Comment Period is March 14-May 13, 2016) and the second is the Water Quality Standards Triennial Review (Comment Period ends June 3, 2016. Documents and more information can […]
The Montana Sage Grouse Oversight Team (MSGOT) has opened the initial application cycle for conservation projects to benefit sage grouse and sage grouse habitat. Conservation agencies and organizations are eligible to receive funds; private citizens are not eligible, unless they are working with an agency or organization and the funds are provided directly to that […]