Demonstrators march ahead of Keystone XL hearing

Opponents of the Keystone XL oil pipeline gathered at Riverside Park in Great Falls on Wednesday in support of environmental and indigenous justice groups suing the U.S. government in federal court to stop the pipeline. The lawsuit, combined by U.S. District Judge Brian Morris from two similar suits, claims the U.S. Department of State and the Bureau of Land Management violated federal environmental laws when the Trump administration resurrected Keystone XL in January 2017.

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End of the Trail for Yellowstone Bison

By Angus M. Thuermer Jr., WyoFile.com

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — A bison calf lunges into the mechanical livestock squeeze chute, bucking and kicking, its lashing hooves and horns clattering against the metal frame. It struggles for half a minute, huffing, sometimes bleating in its alien enclosure.

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Mine Cleanup Concerns Spike as Industry Sputters

Dylan Brown, E&E News
If you want to mine coal in the United States, you have to promise to clean up the mess. But the industry’s dramatic downturn has raised questions about the ability of companies to follow through with that promise and whether taxpayers will be responsible for returning land and water to pre-mining conditions.

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Yellowstone Club wastewater pouring into Gallatin River tributary

By Joseph T. O’Connor and Amanda Eggert, Explore Big Sky

On Thursday afternoon, effluent began pouring down an embankment from a Yellowstone Club wastewater storage pond and into a tributary of the Gallatin River. A mechanical issue from a broken pipe is associated with the cause, according to Kristi Ponozzo, public policy director with the Montana Department of Environmental Quality.

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