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 […]
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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 […]
White Sulphur Springs, MT – September 19, 2016 – Tintina Montana Inc. (“Tintina” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has submitted responses to questions from the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) in regards to the underground Black Butte Copper Mine Operating Permit application (“MOP”). This thorough review of the MOP includes […]
The members of the Montana Congressional Delegation shared letters with attendees at the recent Treasure State Resources Association annual meeting in Helena. They spoke to the importance of natural resource development to Montana.
The Water Policy Interim Committee (WPIC) of the Montana Legislature welcomes public comment on how the state might assume regulatory activities under federal Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. At their July 12, 2016 meeting WPIC approved a draft report that includes their findings as well as recommendations that might be adopted. Recommendations range […]
Source: Billings Gazette By: Matthew Brown, Associated Press July 13, 2016 A large Montana coal plant serving utility customers across the Pacific Northwest agreed Tuesday to shut down two of the four units by 2022 and limit pollution from the plant until that happens, under a settlement with environmentalists who sued over emission […]
HELENA – Department of Environmental Quality announced today (July 8, 2016) it will petition to intervene on the Environmental Protection Agency’s behalf in a lawsuit challenging the EPA’s approval of the state’s implementation strategy for water quality standards for nutrients. The suit was filed in federal district court in Great Falls by Upper Missouri River […]