The Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument includes important Native American sites, Old West settlements, and stunning landscapes described by explorers Lewis and Clark in their journals. It also includes tens of thousands of acres of privately owned land.
Freshman Congressman Ryan Zinke from Montana is President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Interior Secretary. The Interior Department oversees one fifth of federal lands in this country, including national parks from Yellowstone to the Grand Canyon. The nomination was met by cheers and boos.
The solar surge threatens centralized utilities, forcing states across the nation to search for a new model for electricity rates that works for customers and utilities. Reporter Matthew Frank looks at his own experience in Montana.
Oregon lawmakers have passed a landmark clean-energy bill that lays out a timeline for Oregonians to stop paying for electricity from coal-fired power plants through its two largest utilities, PacifiCorp and Portland General Electric. Cassandra Profita of EarthFix reports.
Montana Public Radio’s Eric Whitney spoke with Al Ekblad, head of Montana’s AFL-CIO, on challenges facing the coal industry and the fate of thousands of workers whose livelihoods depend on that industry.
Montana Department of Environmental Quality | The oil spill in Montana’s Yellowstone River is the second of its kind in five years. Can the nation’s aging pipeline system keep up with its oil and gas boom?
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