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New Poll Reveals Public Ignorance of Public Land Use

The annual Conservation in the West poll was released this week, Jan. 6, and showed a high level of public ignorance when it comes to energy development on public lands.

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Will President Obama Regulate Natural Gas Drilling?

Energy companies, environmental groups, and even Hollywood stars are watching to see what decisions President Barack Obama makes about regulating or promoting natural gas drilling.

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Lawsuit Holds Up Logging in Lewis and Clark Forest

Environmental groups issue a new lawsuit hoping to force the U.S. Forest Service to perform an environmental assessment before removing hazardous trees in the Lewis and Clark Forest.

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Tainted Montana Town Reaches Cleanup Milestone

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — On the site of a vermiculite plant that once spewed deadly asbestos dust across the mountain community of Libby, grass is sprouting and freshly-planted trees are taking root in a new town park

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Montana’s Giant Cedar Trees Stretch Skyward

TROY, Mont. (AP) — Western Montana's forests are home to some of the state's largest and oldest trees, including the dense 100-acre site called Ross Creek Cedars where some of these giants grow to 10 feet in diameter

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Fracking Benefits vs Cost to Environment are 400 to 1

Economic benefits of fracking vs environmental damage over 400 to 1.

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Add Cigarette Butts to the Amazingly Long List of Items That Can Be Recycled

Discarded cigarette butts may seem disgusting, but they’re actually worth cash — they’re now being recycled into things like plastic pallets, guitar picks and even jewelry.

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North Idaho Logging Project Faces Possible Lawsuit

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Two environmental groups say they will file a lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service concerning a planned logging project in the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests.

Friends of the Clearwater in Moscow, Idaho and the Alliance of the Wild Rockies in Helena, Mont

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Semitrailer Leaks Fuel After Duct Tape Patch Fails

LIVINGSTON, Mont. (AP) — Maybe duct tape doesn't fix everything.

Officials in southern Montana say a Canadian truck driver found that out the hard way when he tried to stop a fuel tank leak with the all-purpose tape before going to sleep at a truck stop near Livingston

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State Sues ConocoPhillips for Storage Tank Cleanup

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The state of Montana is suing ConocoPhillips alleging a state fund paid $5.5 million to clean up leaks from fuel storage tanks while the company collected insurance payments to cover the cost of the environmental work

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