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Biden administration takes steps to increase the social cost of carbon pollution. The impacts on fossil fuel development in Montana could be significant.
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.
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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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.
Members of the Montana Legislature’s American Indian Caucus push back on Steve Daines and Matt Rosendale’s opposition to Biden’s Interior pick.
A federal judge in Billings on Wednesday blocked a proposed expansion of Montana’s largest coal mine, the Spring Creek mine near Decker, ruling that the federal government failed to properly consider the harm that pollution from the mine could cause.
The House Energy, Technology and Federal Relations Committee heard testimony on two bills Wednesday that could affect the relationship between NorthWestern Energy and Montana’s Public Service Commission.