Southeast B.C. coal mines draw the ire of U.S. environmental agency
"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has made a veiled threat to take Canada to the International Join Commission in a dispute over plans to expand coal production in the Elk River Valley..." Read full article.
Vancouver Sun, February 6, 2013
Potential Glacier concession bidder has ties to Blackfeet Reservation fracking
"With Glacier's concession contract out for bid for the first time since 1981, at least one company capable of making the transaction feasible may be in a compromised position..." Read full article.
Missoulian, February 11, 2013
Montana senators reintroduce bill to protect North Fork Flathead River
"In announcing the legislation, the Democratic senators said the North Fork Watershed Protection Act...would complete U.S. obligations to a transboundary agreement that protects the...Flathead River drainage from energy and mineral development." Read full article.
Missoulian, February 7, 2013
Salish/Kootenai water rights compact heads to Legislature
"A contentious water rights agreement with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes in Western Montana is headed for the ontana Legislature, where its sponsor ...[is] hopeful it can be ratified." Read full article.
Billings Gazette, February 27, 2013
Grizzlies are 'not Alberta's to destroy' say opponents of restoring hunt
"Conservationists and experts say it would be premature to consider a grizzly bear hunt before addressing several other action laid out in a provincial recovery plan." Read full story.
Calgary Herald, February 21, 2013
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Partner on Biofuel Research
The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are partnering with Northwest Renewables Alliance to research and develop a biofuel industry using waste wood. Read full story.
Flathead Beacon, February 13, 2013
Invasive species, septic leaching are top concerns
"Aquatic invasive species such as Eurasion water milfoil and zebra mussels are among the biggest environmental threats facing Whitefish Lake.." Read full story.
Daily Inter Lake, February 15, 2013
Baucus reintroduces Heritage bill: Act aims to protect public land on the Front
"U.S. Sen. Max Baucus of Montana is taking another run at getting a bill passed in Congress that would increase protections for 275,272 acres of public land on the Rocky Mountain Front..." Read full article.
Great Falls Tribune, February 20, 2013