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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 ...
September 22, 2015
Sage grouse plan aims for balance between industry, wildlife
A cooperative effort to save a ground-dwelling bird has diverted it from possible extinction, federal officials declared ...
September 22, 2015
The Latest: Rancher: Sage grouse cooperation broke distrust
The latest on the decision not to list the greater sage grouse as threatened or endangered (all times local): 12 p.m.
September 18, 2015
New pipeline safety rule pending after increase in accidents
A long-delayed rule to strengthen safety requirements for pipelines that move oil and other hazardous liquids will be ...
September 17, 2015
New Mexico official: EPA kept water data secret after spill
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials refused for weeks to share water-quality data with their state counterparts ...
September 12, 2015
AP Exclusive: After spill, work suspended at 10 mine sites
Site investigations and some cleanup work at 10 polluted mining complexes in four states were suspended because of conditions ...
September 12, 2015
10 mining sites where work has halted after Colorado spill
The following mining sites are affected by a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency decision to suspend investigations and some ...
September 07, 2015
Congress wades into toxic mine spill caused by EPA crew
The focus on a toxic mine spill that fouled rivers in three Western states shifts to Congress this week as lawmakers kick off ...
August 27, 2015
Documents: Workers had no way to issue warning after spill
Members of a federal cleanup crew were initially trapped and unable to warn downstream communities that they had accidentally ...
August 26, 2015
Investigation: EPA, state missed potential for mine blowout
Despite prior warnings that dangerous levels of toxic water were building inside a Colorado mine, federal and state ...
August 10, 2015
Grizzlies may be killed if tied to fatal Yellowstone attack
Two grizzly bears captured close to where a seasonal employee of Yellowstone National Park was killed could be euthanized if ...