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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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DEQ Notices Important Public Comment Process for Water Quality

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality currently has two Public Comment processes open that affect water quality.  The first is the 2016 Draft Water Quality Integrated Report  (Comment Period is March 14-May 13, 2016) and the second is the Water Quality Standards Triennial Review (Comment Period ends June 3, 2016.  Documents and more information can […]

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Sage Grouse Stewardship Grant Program Seeks Applicants

The Montana Sage Grouse Oversight Team (MSGOT) has opened the initial application cycle for conservation projects to benefit sage grouse and sage grouse habitat. Conservation agencies and organizations are eligible to receive funds; private citizens are not eligible, unless they are working with an agency or organization and the funds are provided directly to that […]

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Montana Interim Committee Updates – Water Policy

Water Policy Interim Committee – March 7, 2016 The Water Policy Interim Committee continued its study of the possibility for Montana to assume management of the Army Corps of Engineers 404 permitting programs. A permit is required anytime someone places dredge or fill in any jurisdictional water body. Legislative staff prepared a preliminary estimate of […]

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How does Coal benefit the Crow Tribe?

Big Metal Coal Co. LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cloud Peak Energy Inc., established for the purpose of developing and mining high quality sub-bituminous coal on the Crow Indian Reservation in Montana. Through developing the abundance of coal on the reservation, Big Metal Coal is not only creating jobs, but creating economic opportunity, and […]

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Board of Environmental Review Meeting: February 5, 2016

Board of Environmental Review Meeting: February 5, 2016 Summary Items: The EPA approved Montana’s Water Quality Standards for EC and SAR adopted in 2003 and 2006. DEQ staff noted the action would have no impact on their work as the State had already been applying the new standards. It does mean those standards will be […]

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2014 Jerome Anderson Award

The Treasure State Resources Association (TSRA) presented the 2014 Jerome Anderson Award to Dan Flynn of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 44 at its 38th annual meeting in Kalispell September 16th. The Jerome Anderson Award, named for the longtime lobbyist, lawyer, former legislator and former Western Environmental Trade Association/TSRA President who passed away in […]

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Using Legislative History

The term “legislative history” can mean two different things. First, “legislative history” refers to the chronological progress of a bill through the legislative process from its introduction to its enactment into law. In the legal field, however, “legislative history,” also often refers to the collection of documents that are created during that process. Judges and […]

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