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The Environmental Protection Agency designated the former Columbia Falls Aluminum Company as an official Superfund site in September 2016.
Courtesy Columbia Falls Aluminum Company

Environmental groups say President Donald Trump’s proposed budget for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency budget could mean less grant money for pollution control, drinking water protection and Superfund clean up in Montana.

Gianforte at the High Tech Summit on Oct. 9 2017
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Montana’s lone congressman Greg Gianforte has clarified his stance on modifying weapons with so-called bump stocks.

After Sunday night’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, gun control has yet again become a hot topic among U.S. lawmakers. But this time some top Republicans and the National Rifle Association are hinting they may support additional regulations on  bump stock modifications for assault rifles.

The Cottonwood decision says the U.S. Forest Service needs to draw up a new management plan for 12 million acres of critical Canada Lynx habitat.
Keith Williams (CC-BY)

Editor's note: This story has been corrected to reflect that the court ruling doesn't require the U.S. Forest Service to update their forest management plan, but to review it and then potentially create a new one. A previous version said "the U.S. Forest Service needs to draw up a new management plan for 12 million acres of critical Canada Lynx habitat." Yellowstone Public Radio regrets the error. 

Montana’s senators are trying to reverse a controversial federal court case out of Bozeman they say is partly to blame for the state’s devastating wildfires. But some environmentalists say it’s actually an assault on the Endangered Species Act.

Troy Downing posted on his Facebook page that he is, “looking forward to showing and demonstrating these charges are baseless.”
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A Republican hopeful campaigning to run for Senate in 2018 is defending himself against misdemeanor charges of purchasing resident hunting and fishing licenses as a nonresident.

Yesterday, Troy Downing posted on his Facebook page that he is, “looking forward to showing and demonstrating these charges are baseless.” Downing also suggested in the post that the charges are politically motivated. 

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