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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

BILLINGS, Mont. | Montana Sen. Tester talks up Trump to defuse GOP challenge

BILLINGS, Mont.— U.S. Sen. Jon Tester is rolling out a new television ad promoting his collaboration with President Donald Trump as the Montana Democrat seeks to inoculate himself against conservative critics ahead of Trump’s upcoming visit to the state. The ad, scheduled to air Thursday, highlights veterans’ health care legislation from Tester that was signed … Continue reading BILLINGS, Mont. | Montana Sen. Tester talks up Trump to defuse GOP challenge

BILLINGS, Mont. | US accused of planning crackdown on pipeline protests

BILLINGS, Mont. — Civil liberties advocates sued the U.S. government Tuesday, alleging law enforcement agencies have been making preparations to crack down on anticipated protests over the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union and its Montana affiliate filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Missoula against the Defense, Homeland … Continue reading BILLINGS, Mont. | US accused of planning crackdown on pipeline protests

BILLINGS, Mont. | Groups sue US over plans for Keystone XL pipeline protests

BILLINGS, Mont. — Civil liberties advocates sued the U.S. government Tuesday, alleging law enforcement agencies have been maneuvering to crack down on anticipated protests over the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union and its Montana affiliate filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Missoula against the Defense, Homeland Security, … Continue reading BILLINGS, Mont. | Groups sue US over plans for Keystone XL pipeline protests

BILLINGS, Mont. | Montana murderer freed because it wasn’t ‘crime of violence’

BILLINGS, Mont.— A U.S. judge ordered a convicted killer from Montana’s Crow Indian Reservation released from prison on Thursday after part of his conviction was overturned for not meeting the definition of a violent crime. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lori Harper Suek wept as she told the court, including the victim’s three daughters, that she had … Continue reading BILLINGS, Mont. | Montana murderer freed because it wasn’t ‘crime of violence’