Montana http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Montana Crude Rail Routes Revealed http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/montana-crude-rail-routes-revealed <p></p><p>A dozen or more trains carrying crude oil from the Bakken region are moving across northern Montana every week, skirting the edge of Glacier National Park. More trains -- far fewer in number - pass through populated regions farther south.</p><p>Governor Steve Bullock <a href="https://www.evernote.com/shard/s427/sh/fa657b90-491c-440b-9670-a792fbbe03f9/657798dcee45540426d7e03fc504df94" target="_blank">released the route information this week</a>, making Montana the latest state after Washington to buck railroads’ requests to keep the information out of public hands.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 22:51:33 +0000 Dan Boyce & Inside Energy 60523 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Montana Crude Rail Routes Revealed Affiliate coal sales draw renewed scrutiny http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/affiliate-coal-sales-draw-renewed-scrutiny <p></p><p>An unfolding court case might change how Powder River Basin coal is taxed in Montana. Last week, a Montana district court heard oral arguments in a lawsuit pitting Cloud Peak Energy against the state.<br /><br /><br />The state is asking for $3.4 million in back taxes, arguing that Cloud Peak underpaid between 2005 and 2007 by selling to an affiliated company at below-market value.</p><p></p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 00:12:18 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 48837 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Affiliate coal sales draw renewed scrutiny USGS will merge Wyoming and Montana water monitoring offices http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/usgs-will-merge-wyoming-and-montana-water-monitoring-offices <p></p><p></p><p>The US Geological Survey will merge operations from their Wyoming and Montana Water Science Centers this fall.<br>&nbsp;</p><p>The centers measure stream flow and quality in each state, which share two water sheds and have similar geography.<br>&nbsp;</p><p>Wyoming-based USGS Hydrologist says currently, each team can only do monitoring up to the state line.<br>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 27 Jul 2013 00:42:52 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 44402 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org USGS will merge Wyoming and Montana water monitoring offices Yellowstone says new Montana hunt rules protect wolves http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/yellowstone-says-new-montana-hunt-rules-protect-wolves <p>Yellowstone National Park officials say an agreement with neighboring Montana that limits wolf hunting along the park&#39;s northern border is protecting the park&#39;s wolves from excessive hunting.</p><p>Yellowstone wolf biologist Doug Smith said Wednesday that Montana&#39;s 2011-12 wolf season so far has had less impact than the inaugural hunt in 2009. That year hunters killed four wolves from Yellowstone&#39;s Cottonwood pack, which had been studied for years by scientists and was popular among wolf watchers from across the country.</p> Thu, 05 Jan 2012 13:56:41 +0000 The Associated Press 17596 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Yellowstone says new Montana hunt rules protect wolves