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BILLINGS, Mont. | US to ease oil drilling controls protecting imperiled bird

BILLINGS, Mont.  — The Trump administration moved forward Thursday with plans to ease restrictions on oil and natural gas drilling and other activities across millions of acres in the American West that were put in place to protect an imperiled bird species. Land management documents released by the U.S. Interior Department show the administration intends … Continue reading BILLINGS, Mont. | US to ease oil drilling controls protecting imperiled bird

MISSOULA, Mont. | Wildlife groups scramble for new way to block grizzly hunts

MISSOULA, Mont.  — Wildlife advocates scrambled Thursday to find a new way to block grizzly bear hunts set to begin this weekend after a judge said he wouldn’t immediately restore federal protections on the bears living in and around Yellowstone National Park. U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen’s delayed ruling prompted the advocates to hurriedly draft … Continue reading MISSOULA, Mont. | Wildlife groups scramble for new way to block grizzly hunts