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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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Large Montana Coal Plant to Close 2 Units

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 […]

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DEQ to Petition For Intervention on Behalf of EPA on Nutrient Litigation

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 […]

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Governor Bullock Releases Blueprint for Montana’s Energy Future

On Tuesday, June 21, 2016 Montana Governor Steve Bullock announced the release of his blueprint for the state’s energy future.  In a statement released by his office, the Governor said: “Montanans should determine our energy future.  That’s why today I’m announcing a blueprint for a balanced and responsible plan that provides good-paying jobs for Montanans, […]

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Montana Congressional Delegation Pushes Forest Service to Advance Permitting Process for Rock Creek Mine

(U.S. Congress) — Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines and Congressman Ryan Zinke this week pushed the U.S. Forest Service to finalize an important document and advance a decades-old permitting process for the Rock Creek Mine in northwest Montana. In a letter to Kootenai National Forest Supervisor Chris Savage, the Montana congressional delegation encouraged the […]

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Main Street Montana Project KIN’s Issue Recommendations

The Main Street Montana Project was initiated by the Bullock Administration to “develop a business plan” for Montana using expertise from the public sector.  Key Industry Networks were created reflecting relevant topic areas.  Participants in the KIN’s met over a period of time to gather input and develop recommendations that have or will be presented […]

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