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2020 TSRA Annual Meeting - DoubleTree Hotel, Billings MT

The 2020 TSRA Annual Meeting will be held June 17-18, 2020 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Billings, MT
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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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Custer Gallatin Forest Plan Revision

Source:  U.S. Forest Service The Custer Gallatin Forest Plan Revision team is setting out on the road again with the fourth round of public meetings September 6 -20, 2017.  Community conversations will give the forest service input on the plan direction developed to date.  These public meetings are aimed at stepping down a notch from […]

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Tintina Clears Hurdle for Copper Mine

Source:  Helena Independent Record    August 15, 2017    By:  Tom Kuglin The company proposing a copper mine in the Smith River watershed near White Sulphur Springs has cleared its first regulatory hurdle. Tintina Resources Inc. received notice from the Montana Department of Environmental Quality Monday, informing it that its application for a permit to […]

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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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