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Press Advisory: Montanans for Climate Solutions Rally

On April 26th, Montanans from all backgrounds will gather in 13 communities across the state to show strong home-grown support for proactive and immediate solutions to the climate crisis. <READ MORE>

Dam purchase is a watershed moment

Helena IRNorthWestern Energy’s proposed purchase of 11 hydropower dams from PPL Montana marks a watershed moment for cleaner and more affordable energy to serve Montana’s businesses and families. <READ MORE>

Environmental group sues state over Whitehall mine backfilling

Helena IRHELENA — An environmental group is suing the state over a decision to not require backfilling of an open pit at the Golden Sunlight Mine near Whitehall. The Montana Environmental Information Center filed suit on Monday in Jefferson County District Court against the Montana Department of Environmental Quality. <READ MORE>

Tintina to apply for mine permit

Great Falls TribuneTintina Resources Inc. announced Monday that it intends to submit an application for a copper mine operating permit to the Montana Department of Environmental Quality. <READ MORE>

GREG TOLLEFSON: A new threat to Smith River

MissoulianA couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that the results of the Smith River float permit drawing were available at the Fish, Wildlife and Parks website. I also moaned about not snagging a permit myself. <READ MORE>

Solar power installations continue dropping in price, pay off in under ten years in MT

timthumbThe price of solar panels continues to drop, making them a more reasonable option for households. Montanans are taking notice; solar adoption rates have been rising in the last five years. <READ MORE>

Lawsuit challenges DEQ approval of mine near Smith River

Bozeman Daily chronicleMontana fishermen are joining with environmental groups to demand a better evaluation of a mining operation that could affect the Smith River. <READ MORE>

EPA may finally look at coal ash regulation, much needed in Montana

high countryWhen rancher Clint McRae first saw the swirling green and white ponds of arsenic, boron, mercury and lead-containing sludge 10 miles from his property, it was in a photography show at the Montana statehouse. <READ MORE>

Green groups take comments on EPA’s new proposal to regulate carbon emissions

Helena IRStatewide and local environmental groups took public comment on Thursday evening to forward to the Environmental Protection Agency on a proposed rule to regulate carbon emissions from new power plants. <READ MORE>

Coal quandary: Avista uses cheap power, but Inslee wary

spokesman reviewCOLSTRIP, Mont. – On Montana’s eastern plains, there’s a town that was built to burn coal and produce electricity for the Northwest’s largest cities. <READ MORE>