A Bozeman-based company’s application for an exploration license to remove 1,000 tons of rock from an inactive gold mine near Zortman has been approved by the Montana Department of Environmental Quality.
Montana's Supreme Court has upheld a lower court ruling that canceled state regulator approval of mining on private land north of Yellowstone National Park.
Less than a month after the Bureau of Land Management proposed a 20-year withdrawal of mining on its federal lands in the Little Rocky Mountains, a Bozeman-based company is seeking permission to remove rock on adjacent private lands for testing.
Uncommon sights in the Beartooth Mountains are a given, but usually they aren’t as out of context as a helicopter depositing a full-size refrigerator in a remote area at 9,500 feet.
More than 2,600 acres in the Little Rocky Mountains degraded by past gold mining are being proposed for a 20-year withdrawal by the Department of Interior.
U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette, along with Montana elected officials, visited Colstrip to tour the Rosebud Mine and the Colstrip Pow…
U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette, along with Montana elected officials, from left, U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, Duane Ankney and U.S. Sen…
The Trump administration is seeking to fast-track mining projects and could offer grants and loans to help companies pay for equipment, administration officials said Thursday, as they offered details on a plan that critics said could spoil rivers and lakes in Minnesota, Idaho and elsewhere with mining pollution.
“I’m glad we didn’t do this 30 years ago because there were a lot of things different back in those days. The regulations were not as stringent, people’s mindsets were different and I think we’re doing a far far better job of it now than we probably could’ve conceived of 30 years ago and I’m very glad for that.”
“This is why I can’t have nice things,” I thought as my pickup bounced over the ragged rocks of Picket Pin Road last week.
The state of Montana will require copper miners in Meagher County to post a $4.6 million bond to commence construction, the first of multiple …
Environmental officials on Thursday approved plans for a copper mine in central Montana that marks a major milestone in a long-running dispute.
The regulations were set to expire on April 3, but the extension will now last until April 3, 2021.
Environmental regulators are moving toward permitting a copper mine in central Montana along a tributary of one of the state's most popular recreational rivers after finding the mining company would be able to mitigate any harm to groundwater, creeks and the Smith River.
In the summer of 1923 Butte was in all her glory and President Warren G. Harding came to visit, to see for himself what all the commotion was about.
A Canadian company’s request to conduct exploratory drilling at 35 sites along the Beartooth Front near Nye for the next seven summers has been conditionally approved pending acquisition of a reclamation bond.
Plans for two Utah national monuments ensure land previously off-limits to energy development will be open to mining and drilling despite lawsuits.
A citizen coalition dubbed the Open Pit Group is protesting a proposal to open a 61.5-acre gravel pit near hundreds of homes in the west Helen…
The New owner of Spring Creek Mine owes $4.4 million in back taxes in Montana and $10 million in federal royalty payments for coal mined in Montana and Wyoming.
Wyoming has about 83,000 acres of land still unreclaimed by coal companies — by far the most acreage among its Western peers, according to a new report published Friday.