The Rocky Mountain Front Heritage Act, approved by the House of Representatives on Thursday as part of the National Defense Authorization Act, now calls for removing land in northeastern and southeastern Montana from wilderness consideration. <READ MORE>
HELENA – Montana energy interests, environmentalists and others this week weighed in on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rules to limit carbon emissions at existing power plants, raising scores of questions about the rules’ workability. <READ MORE>
The American Legislative Exchange Council lost another corporate member last week. Less than a month after Microsoft said it would be terminating its membership with the state-policy-based nonprofit, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt announced his company would also be abandoning ALEC. <READ MORE>
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Gov. Steve Bullock said Friday that Montana can meet the Obama administration’s goal of reducing climate pollution while protecting energy-related jobs and avoiding the closure of coal plants that generate the bulk of the state’s emissions. <READ MORE>
Say you’re a software developer holding down a six-figure salary at Microsoft in Redmond. You read the news; maybe you even heard World Meteorological Organization secretary-general Michel Jarraud on TV saying “we’re running out of time” to deal with global warming, ahead of next week’s climate summit in New York. <READ MORE>
Montana should keep requiring utilities to procure 15 percent of their power from renewable sources such as wind by 2015 — no more or no less — members of an interim committee of the Legislature decided Monday. <READ MORE>
Wildlife destruction, that’s what some environmental groups are campaigning to avoid.
“save our smith” is the slogan groups are using to fight a recently funded proposed mining project from the Canadian company Tintina. <READ MORE>