BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A conservation group can seek details from the Trump administration on whether it followed recommendations from an illegally created industry advisory group to ease rules...
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A western Montana woman who was initially indicted on a murder-for-hire charge was sentenced Wednesday to just over three years in federal prison for drug distribution, U.S....
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge is requiring the U.S. Forest Service to do more analysis on whether planned road closures would actually restrict public use in the area of a proposed...
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A judge barred the Trump administration on Tuesday from acting on the recommendations of an energy advisory panel that was created to make it easier to extract fossil fuels...
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A man who previously was the first child pornography suspect named to the FBI's Most Wanted list has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to watching...
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge says a lawsuit from conservationists can proceed against the Trump administration over its creation of a committee to review federal policies governing the extraction of fossil fuels from public lands.
U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy in Missoula denied a requested injunction that would have stopped the committee's work.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. government attorneys have asked a federal judge in Montana to dismiss allegations that a Trump administration panel reviewing royalties paid by fossil fuel companies is stacked with industry supporters.
U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy in Missoula presided over a Wednesday hearing in the case. He did not issue an immediate decision.
LIVINGSTON, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge is allowing a logging project to go ahead in Montana.
Two environmental groups sued to block logging over three square miles (seven square kilometers) of woodland in the Crazy Mountains. The Livingston Enterprise reports the logging would be scattered over an area covering 30 square miles (80 square kilometers)
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to illegally exporting high-caliber handguns to customers in Australia, Norway and other countries with strict weapons laws.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A large Montana coal mine averted dozens of layoffs on Tuesday after a judge allowed work to proceed on an expansion, even as the government reconsiders the mine's contribution to climate change.
The ruling by U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy allows Signal Peak Energy to remove up to 170,000 tons of coal from federal leases adjacent to its Bull Mountain Mine north of Billings.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Attorneys for a large Montana coal mine are due in court this week to press a judge to reverse an order that could prompt dozens of layoffs by blocking the mine's plans to expand.
U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy has scheduled a Tuesday hearing in Missoula to hear arguments on whether Signal Peak Energy can do preliminary work in the expansion area in order to avoid layoffs.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The "clock is running" on layoffs at one of the largest underground coal mines in the United States, its owners said Friday, as they asked a federal appeals court to reverse a judge's order that could bring some work at the mine to a halt later this month.
Signal Peak Energy says as many as 30 workers from the Bull Mountain Mine could run out of work by the end of October and 50 more workers by March under an August ruling from U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy.
More than 80 miners could be laid off from a central Montana coal mine in coming months after environmentalists successfully sued to halt its expansion, according to mine owner Signal Peak Energy.
U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy last month blocked the company's plans to mine a 176-million-ton federal coal reserve adjacent to the mine. Molloy criticized government officials for downplaying the mine's potential climate change impacts and inflating its economic benefits.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge has blocked a proposed 176-million ton (159 million-metric ton) expansion of a central Montana coal mine in a ruling that criticized U.S. officials for downplaying the climate change impacts of the project and inflating its economic benefits.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service violated laws meant to protect threatened species and their habitat in approving the development of a copper and silver mine under a wilderness area in Montana, a federal judge has ruled.
U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy on Tuesday ruled the agencies would have to reconsider their findings related to the Montanore Mine in the Kootenai National Forest about 18 miles south of Libby.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Twenty-five people originally from 19 different countries have become new U.S. citizens in western Montana.
The Missoulian reports (http://bit.ly/2nMJDHe ) that the 25 took their oaths of allegiance on Thursday in U.S. District Court in Missoula.