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Montana Looks for Oil on River; One Site Appears Clean
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana officials are investigating several sites where they've found suspected oil left over from an Exxon Mobil pipeline break last year, but say at least one such site has turned out to be crude-free.
The July 1 accident spilled an estimated 63,000 gallons of crud…
Forest Service Trying Explosives to Fell Trees
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Forest Service workers have exchanged axes and saws for sticks of high explosives in southwestern Montana to bring down beetle-killed pine trees that pose unique dangers.
Crew member Gordon Ash says workers brought down some 500 trees last week in the Pioneer Mountai…
BNSF Offers $36M Settlement in Livingston Lawsuit
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — BNSF Railway Company has offered a $36 million settlement in a lawsuit filed by landowners who alleged pollutants from the Livingston Rail Yard migrated through the groundwater and soil onto private and public property nearby...
Bike Walk Bus Week in Missoula
Sustainable transportation is already pretty popular in Missoula, but the annual Bike Walk Bus Week is designed to entice even more Missoula residents to try using alternative methods of getting around.
The week is packed full of events, seminars, activities and incentives (read: free stuff
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Yellowstone Area Panel Gets Arbor Day Award
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Greater Yellowstone Whitebark Pine Committee has been recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation for its efforts to protect and restore whitebark pine trees.
The Montana, Wyoming and Idaho-based Greater Yellowstone Whitebark Pine Committee is one of 16 individuals and orga…

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