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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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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
The Montana State Senate and House of Representatives elected their leadership for the 2017 Legislative Session on Monday, November 14, 2016. They are: House of Representatives: Speaker: Austin Knudsen, R-Culbertson Speaker Pro-Tem: Greg Hertz, R-Polson Majority Leader: Ron Ehli, R-Hamilton Majority Whips: Alan Doane, R-Glendive; Theresa Manzella, R-Hamilton; Seth Berglee, R-Joliet; Brad Tschida, R-Missoula Minority […]
November 5, 2016 Helena Independent Record By Holly Michels On Wednesday (November 2) Montana’s attorney general and the Public Service Commission joined several other states in submitting comments to the Environmental Protection Agency, criticizing the agency for ignoring the U.S. Supreme Court’s stay of the agency’s proposed carbon emissions regulations.
U.S. Senate – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today urged the members of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives to reverse the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals disastrous Cottonwood Decision. In a memo to his colleagues, Daines underscored the critical nature of quick action to avoid further crippling of federal land management across Ninth Circuit […]
Earlier this month Montana Senator Daines and Senator Feinstein from California sent a letter to the Energy Bill Conferees. They asked the conferees to fix wildfire funding, accelerate responsible management, and address litigation challenges. This bipartisan letter is part of Senator Daines’ overall effort to reform forest management.
October 18, 2016 Helena Independent Record By Tom Kuglin, IR Following lengthy public comment (including comments from TSRA’s Executive Director in opposition), the Helena City Commission adopted a resolution Monday evening calling for assurance that a proposed Meagher County copper mine will not harm the Smith River. Commissioners Robert Farris-Olsen, Ed Noonan and Andres […]