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Zinke: No Mining North of Yellowstone in Paradise Valley

Signing ceremony ban on Paradise Valley mining

In a win for conservation and Yellowstone tourism over mining, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced the withdrawal of 30,000 acres of federal lands in southwest Montana north of the Park from mining for 20 years.

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Victory for Opponents in Battle Against Gold Mining Exploration in Paradise Valley

Courtesy of the Interior Department

Opponents of a proposed mine just north of Yellowstone National Park in Montana’s Paradise Valley won a key legal victory when Park County Judge Brenda Gilbert ruled that the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) must conduct a more extensive environmental review before issuing an gold mining exploration permit.

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Montana SOS Approves Mining Ballot Initiative

Courtesy of the Interior Department

Montana voters could have the chance to vote on limiting pollution from hard rock mines, which could potentially impact projects proposed outside Yellowstone National Park.

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U.S. Forest Service Announces Support for 20-Year Mining Ban Outside Yellowstone

Courtesy of the Interior Department

The U.S. Forest Service has announced it wants to ban new mining claims on land just north of Yellowstone National Park for 20 years.

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Release of Yellowstone Mining Ban Report Held Up

Courtesy of the Interior Department

Forest officials and mining opponents are urgently waiting for the release of a report on a proposed 20-year mining ban outside Yellowstone National Park.

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Yellowstone Gateway Protection Act Omitted From Omnibus Bill

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The Yellowstone Gateway Protection Act will not be included in the 2018 omnibus spending bill—for different reasons, according to Montana’s congressional delegation.

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Former Greater Yellowstone Coalition Head Donates Papers to MSU

Yellowstone National Park South Entrance, Yellowstone visitation

Mike Clark, former executive director of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition, has donated his papers to Montana State University (MSU) in Bozeman.

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U.S. Rep Greg Gianforte Introduces Yellowstone Gateway Protection Act in House

Courtesy of the Interior Department

U.S. Representative Greg Gianforte (R-MT) has introduced legislation to ban mining on public land in the Paradise Valley.

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YGBC Ramps Up Call for Yellowstone-Area Mining Ban

Courtesy of the Interior Department

The Yellowstone Gateway Business Coalition (YGBC) is ramping up calls for a mining ban in the Paradise Valley outside Yellowstone National Park.

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Lucky Minerals Inc. Announces Investor in Yellowstone Gold Drilling Plan

Courtesy of the Interior Department

Lucky Minerals Inc. has announced an investor for its plans to drill for gold in the Paradise Valley north of Yellowstone National Park.

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