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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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Army to Allow Completion of DAPL

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.

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Daines Picked to Lead Parks Committee

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 […]

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2017 Legislative Leaders Elected

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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MT Officials Fault EPA

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.

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City of Helena Adopts Smith River Resolution

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 […]

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Water Committee Seeks Comments on 404 Permitting Study

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 […]

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