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Pair of Groups Sue Montana Over Lucky Minerals Drilling Plans

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A pair of environmental and conservation coalitions are suing the state of Montana over its decision to let Lucky Minerals Inc. do drilling north of Yellowstone.

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Forest Service, BLM Look to Expedite Yellowstone Mining Ban Analysis

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Federal officials are discussing how to expedite their mining ban analysis for land in the Paradise Valley just north of Yellowstone National Park.

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Supports Mining Ban Outside Yellowstone National Park

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has thrown his weight behind a mining ban proposal in the Paradise Valley outside of Yellowstone National Park.

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Montana DEQ Issues Bond Request to Lucky Minerals Inc.

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The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has sent a bond request to Lucky Minerals Inc., which wants to drill north of Yellowstone for gold.

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Kinross Gold Inc. Donates Former Mineral Hill Mine to Trout Unlimited, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

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Trout Unlimited and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation have reached a conservation easement agreement for 549 acres just outside Yellowstone.

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Book Review: Wonderlandscape by John Clayton

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Most everyone who visits Yellowstone National Park probably has a story to tell about their time there, be it banal or profound.

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Lucky Minerals Inc. Could Start Drilling By End of Year

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After getting the go-ahead from the Montana environmental officials, Lucky Minerals Inc. could start drilling in the Paradise Valley by the end of the year.

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Lucky Minerals Inc. Gets Go-Ahead to Explore for Gold in Paradise Valley

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Lucky Minerals Inc. has been given the go-ahead to explore for gold on private land north of Yellowstone National Park in spite of local opposition.

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Longtime Assistant to Yellowstone Superintendents Retires After Years of Service

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Jane Laye just retired after 25 years as secretary and special assistant to Yellowstone National Park’s four most recent superintendents.

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YGBC Seeks Support of Senator Daines for Yellowstone Gateway Protection Act

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Opponents to mining in the Paradise Valley outside Yellowstone National Park are pressuring U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) to speak out against two mine proposals.

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