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February 08, 2016
After 15 years, cleanup plan approved for contaminated town
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency granted final approval Monday to a costly cleanup program for a Montana community ...
February 04, 2016
APNewsBreak: Feds seeking settlement in coal mining lawsuits
Federal officials disclosed Thursday that they want to enter settlement talks with an environmental group that sued the ...
January 15, 2016
APNewsBreak: Coal suspension affects 30-plus mining projects
At least 30 applications from companies seeking to mine hundreds of millions of tons of coal face suspension as the ...
January 13, 2016
Grizzly killing report: Yellowstone hikers taking risks
The killing of a Montana man by a Yellowstone National Park grizzly bear highlights the need for hikers in the region to ...
January 11, 2016
APNewsBreak: Deal averts Montana coal mine shutdown
A central Montana coal mine reached an agreement Monday with environmentalists and state regulators that is intended to avoid ...
January 04, 2016
APNewsBreak: States divvy up Yellowstone-area grizzly hunt
Wildlife officials have divvied up how many grizzly bears can be killed by hunters in the Yellowstone region of Wyoming, ...
December 31, 2015
Montana mine lays off workers as coal industry slumps
A Montana coal mine cut 66 jobs and is slashing production amid an industrywide slowdown that's starting to affect the ...
December 21, 2015
Tentative agreement reached in dispute over endangered fish
Wildlife advocates reached a tentative agreement with the U.S. government in a legal dispute over an endangered fish in the ...
December 09, 2015
Republicans call Interior's mine spill report 'whitewashed'
Republicans alleged a "whitewash" of a Colorado mining accident that unleashed 3 million gallons of toxic wastewater and ...
December 09, 2015
APNewsBreak: Feds look to maintain Yellowstone bear numbers
Wildlife managers will seek to maintain grizzly bear numbers in the three-state Yellowstone region near current levels as ...
November 21, 2015
Man freed after 3 decades in prison vows never to return
A man whose 100-year murder sentence was commuted by Montana's governor walked out of prison still clad in the blue shirt of ...
November 20, 2015
Man freed after 3 decades in prison calls moment 'surreal'
A Montana man who spent three decades behind bars for a murder he says he did not commit walked out of prison Friday after ...
November 18, 2015
Yellowstone park proposes killing 1,000 bison this winter
Yellowstone National Park proposes to kill roughly 1,000 wild bison this winter — mostly calves and females — as officials ...
November 13, 2015
Tribes want protections to remain for sacred grizzly bears
American Indians across the Western U.S. are challenging moves by federal wildlife officials to lift protections for grizzly ...
October 31, 2015
Removals of grizzly bears up in Yellowstone so far in 2015
Wildlife managers have euthanized 24 grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem so far this year, the highest number ...
October 28, 2015
US official: Congress shouldn't control tribal recognition
A Republican proposal to let only Congress decide whether American Indian tribes deserve federal recognition threatens the ...
October 23, 2015
EPA mine spill was preventable, points to broader problem
Investigators are blaming the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for a 3 million-gallon wastewater spill from a Colorado ...
October 22, 2015
Probe finds EPA error caused mine spill it hoped to avoid
Government investigators squarely blamed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday for a 3 million-gallon ...
October 01, 2015
Feds want tougher rules for pipelines after series of spills
U.S. officials said Thursday they want tighter safety rules for pipelines carrying crude oil, gasoline and other hazardous ...
September 25, 2015
Lawsuits challenge limits on industry that aim to save bird
Officials in Idaho and Nevada and some mining companies sued the federal government over new restrictions on mining, energy ...