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Pricing the future

Biden administration takes steps to increase the social cost of carbon pollution. The impacts on fossil fuel development in Montana could be significant.

Biden administration takes steps to increase the social cost of carbon pollution. The impacts on fossil fuel development in Montana could be significant.

Montana’s senators split on Interior nominee after hearings heavy on energy issues

Sen. Jon Tester said he would vote to confirm Rep. Deb Haaland to lead the Department of the Interior, while Sen. Steve Daines said he would work to derail her nomination over ‘far-left ideology.’

President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the sprawling federal agency responsible for managing much of the nation’s federal lands faced sharp questioning this week about opinions some Republicans say are “radical” and unfavorable toward energy production.

Rewilding the national mammal

There’s a bottleneck of bison at brucellosis quarantine facilities outside of Yellowstone National Park. Two bills introduced by a Montana lawmaker could alleviate that, helping tribes across the U.S. restore viable wild herds. Will the Legislature back them?

There’s a bottleneck of bison at brucellosis quarantine facilities outside of Yellowstone National Park. Two bills introduced by a Montana lawmaker could alleviate that, helping tribes across the U.S. restore viable wild herds. Will the Montana Legislature back them?

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Weaponizing the weather

Montana Republicans deploy Texas’ deep-freeze blackout as a black eye for renewable energy. But frozen wind turbines weren’t the problem — frozen gas pipelines and lack of planning were.

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Montana judge vacates Trump EPA rule

A federal judge in Great Falls on Monday struck down a controversial last-minute Trump administration rule that had the potential to fundamentally change most public health standards in the country.

Death on the tracks

After a 15-year wait, Burlington Northern Santa Fe produces a plan to mitigate — but not reduce — grizzly mortality by train strike.

Keeping the climate conversation alive

The former governor’s Climate Solutions Council built a roadmap for action and investment. Will Gov. Gianforte run with it, or will it languish on a shelf?

Biden halts new oil and gas leases on federal lands

President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed an executive order placing a moratorium on the leasing of federal land and waters for oil and gas development, making good on a campaign promise to take significant action to address climate change.

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