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Montanans for Healthy Rivers in Explore Big Sky

Montanans for Healthy Rivers (MHR) received comprehensive press coverage this month in a story featured in Explore Big Sky. The article showcases MHR’s effort to bring new Wild & Scenic River designations to Montana and highlights an array of voices …
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Over 40,000 Gallons of Oil Spilled in the Yellowstone River

On Saturday, January 17, 2015 a pipeline transporting crude oil beneath the Yellowstone Riverbed broke. The break was located six miles upstream of Glendive and spilled approximately 40,000 to 50,000 gallons of oil into the river, a federal official said …
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President Signs Montana Lands Package into Law

Tristan Scott Flathead Beacon – December 19, 2014 President Barack Obama on Friday officially signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which contains a massive lands package that adds new wilderness in Montana for the first time in …
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Montana’s Rivers Deserve More Protection

Brett French Billings Gazette – November 30, 2014 Montana is a river state. Just think of the iconic waters that are nationally and internationally known: the Madison, Yellowstone, Missouri and Gallatin; the Bighole, Bighorn, Blackfoot and Flathead. “We think Montanans …
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Ask the Fish & Wildlife Service for a Better Bull Trout Plan

On September 3, 2014, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) released a revised draft recovery plan for the U.S. population of Bull Trout, which is listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act within the lower 48 United States. …
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