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Construction Begins on Keystone XL Pipeline in Montana

Construction Begins on Keystone XL Pipeline in Montana

Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which has restricted the ability to gather in peaceful assembly, a Canadian company has moved forward with construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, according to the AP. As EcoWatch reported, last week Canada-based TC Energy said it would start construction despite the climate impacts of the pipeline and the […]

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    Why Native Americans Struggle to Protect Their Sacred Places

    Why Native Americans Struggle to Protect Their Sacred Places

    By Rosalyn R. LaPier Forty years ago the U.S. Congress passed the American Indian Religious Freedom Act so that Native Americans could practice their faith freely and that access to their sacred sites would be protected. This came after a 500-year-long history of conquest and coercive conversion to Christianity had forced Native Americans from their […]

    Large Oil Spill Reported on Montana Reservation, Contaminating Pond

    Large Oil Spill Reported on Montana Reservation, Contaminating Pond

    A well operated by Anadarko Minerals Inc. spilled a “substantial” amount of oil in the central region of the Fort Peck Reservation in northeast Montana, according to local media. An estimated 600 barrels of oil and 90,000 barrels of brine (production water) leaked from the well, the Glasgow Courier reported, citing officials with the reservation’s […]

    A Montana Artist Makes Objects of Beauty Inspired by Natural Disasters

    A Montana Artist Makes Objects of Beauty Inspired by Natural Disasters

    By Ingrid Abramovitch Last summer, when wildfires burned out of control in Montana and other western states, Richard M. Parrish responded the best way he knows how: by creating artwork to document the devastation. Parrish, an internationally acclaimed glass artist, ascended over the parched landscape near his studio in Bozeman, Montana, in a small propeller […]

    Zinke Proposes New National Monument in His Home State But Wants to Shrink Them Elsewhere

    Zinke Proposes New National Monument in His Home State But Wants to Shrink Them Elsewhere

    Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke wants to reshape and repurpose 10 national monuments for drilling, logging and other commercial activities, but you wont see the same recommendations for existing monuments in Montana—Zinke’s home state. Notably, if the former Congressman’s plans take shape, Montanans might even find themselves with a new, 130,000-acre national monument in their state. […]

    Severe Wildfires Spread in Western States During Unprecedented Drought

    Severe Wildfires Spread in Western States During Unprecedented Drought

    An intense and deadly fire season continued to exhaust Western firefighters this week as drought envelops the region. Officials reported Wednesday that more than one million acres total have burned during Montana’s fire season. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock declared a state of emergency last week, calling this “one of the worst fire seasons” in the […]

    Standup Paddleboarding on Montana’s Blackfoot River

    Standup Paddleboarding on Montana’s Blackfoot River

    By Aaron Teasdale “How much moon do we have tonight?” I yelled to my friend Greg, trying to make myself heard over the sounds of wind and surging water. The sun was sinking toward the mountains all too quickly and our float-in campsite lay somewhere down the river’s bends in darkening forest. Greg shrugged. He […]

    Going, Going, Gone: Only 26 Glaciers Left in Glacier National Park

    Going, Going, Gone: Only 26 Glaciers Left in Glacier National Park

    Warming temperatures have caused glaciers in Montana’s iconic Glacier National Park to shrink an average of 39 percent over the past 50 years, with some glaciers losing 82 percent of their mass since 1966, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). To be considered glaciers, ice masses must make up at least 25 acres, and […]