Copper King Fire Evacuations Could End on Monday
On paper, it may not look like much has changed at the Copper King Fire near Thompson Falls. The fire is still at around 27,000 acres and containment is still at 20 percent, but Fire information officer Dixie Dies says homeowners will likely be let back into the evacuation zones soon.
Federal Appeals Panel Denies Pollution Controls
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal appeals court has struck down pollution rules intended to reduce haze in the atmosphere from the burning of coal in Montana for electricity consumed across the Pacific Northwest.
Haze reduces visibility and is caused by nitrogen oxide and sulphur dioxide polluti…