The Mission of the Treasure State Resources Association is to promote and enhance the Montana Way of Life through responsible resource development.

2024 TSRA Annual Meeting - The Forge Hotel, Anaconda, MT

The 2024 TSRA Annual Meeting is scheduled for June 12-13, 2024 at The Forge Hotel in Anaconda, MT. The golf scramble will be played at the Old Works golf course in Anaconda. The agenda and registration information will follow at a later date. We look forward to seeing you there. Early Bird Sponsors can save 5% by including payment with their 2024 dues. Click below for more information

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Public Policy

Treasure State Resources Association strives to bring together industry groups, labor organizations, and recreation groups to work towards advancing policies that balance conservation with resource development and multiple use.

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Controversial Environmental Initiative Gets Green Light From State

Source:   By: Susan Dunlap  May 4, 2018 Updated May 6, 2018

…Environmental groups are gearing up to get more than 25,000 signatures for a ballot measure, I-186, that they say will protect both taxpayers and Montana’s waterways.  Mining industry officials say that if the measure passes, it will lead to endless lawsuits and end all new mining investment in the Treasure State. 

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Clean Water Rule: States, greens sue over Trump admin’s WOTUS delay

Source:  Environment &Energy News, February 6, 2018  By:  Ariel Wittenberg, E&E News Reporter

States led by Democrats and environmental groups filed lawsuits today challenging the Trump administration over its two-year delay of the Clean Water Rule.

Both lawsuits accuse U.S. EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers of exceeding their statutory authority under the Clean Water Act and Administrative Procedure Act. 

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Montana Sage Grouse Oversight Team to Meet January 30, 2018

The Montana Sage Grouse Oversight Team (MSGOT) will meet on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 from 11:00 am. – 2:00 pm. in Room 152 of the State Capitol Building in Helena, MT.

The primary focus of this meeting will be efforts to develop a mitigation marketplace to incentivize habitat conservation for Great Sage-grouse.  The Montana Sage Grouse Habitat Conservation Program will give an informational presentation intended to promote MSGOT’s substantive discussion and public comment.

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Readout of the First Meeting of Re-Chartered U.S. Interior Royalty Policy Committee

U.S. Department of the Interior Press Release, October 4, 2017

Today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and Counselor to the Secretary for Energy Policy Vincent DeVito welcomed new members of the Royalty Policy Committee, which was re-chartered on March 29 by the Secretary after an 8 year absence.

After introductions by the Secretary, new members were briefed on a variety of topics from their ethical responsibilities as appointees under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, to a detailed account of economic considerations the Department uses when offering public lands for lease. 

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Trump Officials Eyeing Replacement for Key Obama Climate Rule

Source:  The Hill   September 9/15/17     By:  Timothy Cama

The Trump administration is planning to pursue a less ambitious , more industry friendly climate change rule for coal-fired power plants as it works to scrap the one written under former President Barack Obama.

Multiple sources familiar with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) plans say that as soon as next month, the EPA could put out a preliminary proposal for a rule to replace the Clean Power Plan.

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