City agrees to consider Smith River resolution despite differing opinions

The Helena City Commission on Wednesday agreed to consider a resolution encouraging absolute protection of the Smith River from mining...

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Solar-power advocates ask feds to undo Montana ruling on project rates

The solar-power industry and a Montana environmental group Monday asked federal regulators to undo a decision they say is illegally...

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Environmental Coalition Challenges Rock Creek Mine Water Permit

A coalition of environmental groups is challenging the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation’s proposed decision to...

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Committee hears slew of bills to help offset partial shutdown of Colstrip

HELENA — Many who want to preserve the way of life in a small southeastern Montana town after a coal-fired power plant there is...

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Capturing carbon at Colstrip discussed

HELENA — It could cost as much as $1.4 billion to capture carbon dioxide at the Colstrip power plant, which then could be converted into...

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State stops NorthWestern from charging customers for Colstrip outage

The Montana Public Service Commission on Tuesday voted 3-2 to stop NorthWestern Energy from passing on costs related to a 2013 outage at...

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Debate on Capitol steps turns fiscal

HELENA — A verbal duel over state revenue projections took place on the steps of the state Capitol on Tuesday between a member of the...

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Not at any cost: New Tintina CEO says mine must be developed responsibly

As Tintina Resources revises its application to mine copper near a tributary of the Smith River, the company’s new CEO touted the...

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Colstrip deal hailed as ‘significant victory’ for environment

Owners of southeastern Montana’s Colstrip coal-fired power plant will convert two of the four units to a nonliquid disposal system, which...

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Petitioners seek more disclosure on fracking chemicals

Landowners, environmentalists and health advocates petitioned Montana regulators on Tuesday to require companies to more fully divulge...

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