Poll: Montana’s U.S. Senate race a dead heat between Daines and Bullock
Less than two weeks after announcing his campaign for U.S. Senate, Montana Governor Steve Bullock is tied with Republican incumbent Steve Daines in the first poll since the governor entered the important Senate race.
Montana faces youth lawsuit over its energy policy, climate change
A group of Montana youths are suing the state of Montana over its energy policy, which the youths say relies on too heavily on fossil-fuel development and causes climate change.
‘This is good medicine:’ Tribes work together in annual bison hunt
The culling of bison that wander outside of Yellowstone National Park started in the late 1990s, after the state of Montana sued the National Park Service over allowing bison to roam outside the park and possibly infect nearby domestic cattle with brucellosis.
Arco agrees to pay $28M to clean up Montana mining town
Adding to its $1.4 billion already spent on cleaning up former mining sites near Butte, Montana, Atlantic Richfield Company agreed Tuesday to pay another $28 million for mining cleanup costs in Anaconda, Montana.
Interior Department advances Keystone Pipeline permit despite Montana lawsuit
The Interior Department issued a record of decision Wednesday that provides right-of-way permitting for the Keystone Pipeline — despite the fact that a federal lawsuit against the pipeline is underway in Montana.
Study finds economic gap between rural counties linked to farming vs. recreation
The gap between personal incomes in rural farming communities and rural communities with recreation-based economies is widening in rural America, a new federal report released this week says.
CDC finds common link in vaping deaths: Vitamin E acetate
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said they’ve found a smoking gun in the search for what is causing death and illness from vaping THC products in the United States.
Feds clear path for hemp farming; Montana leads the nation in crop production
Montana has the largest hemp crop in the United States, with 51,000 acres planted and 100,000 square feet of indoor growing, according to Andy Gray, the hemp program coordinator for the Montana Department of Agriculture.
UM Public Land Law Conference: Canada falls behind U.S. in protecting at-risk species
When it comes to protecting wildlife species north of our border, Canada is light years behind the United States, lawyers and biologists said at a conference Friday at the University of Montana. While the United States has the Endangered Species Act to protect vulnerable wildlife species, Canada operates under SARA — the country’s “Species at Risk Act.” In the United States the ESA allows lawyers and biologists to work together to protect wildlife, but in Canada, it’s the wild, Wild West, especially for helping to protect diminishing populations of cutthroat trout, Shaun Fluker, law professor at the University of Calgary, said.
Conservation groups sue Army Corps for ‘rubber-stamp approval’ of Keystone XL pipeline
Conservation groups sued the Army Corps of Engineers on Monday over the “rubber-stamp approval” of a permit for the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline.