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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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Soda Butte Creek to be Removed from Montana Impaired Streams List

Soda Butte Creek, November 2014

Montana officials will remove Soda Butte Creek, which flows into Yellowstone National Park, from a list of impaired streams next year.

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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. Working to Build Momentum on Mining Project

Courtesy of the Interior Department

Opposition to Lucky Minerals Inc. remains strong, in spite of the company’s attempts to ingratiate themselves to locals in the Paradise Valley.

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Yellowstone to Replace Arsenic Leaching Pipes near Mammoth Hot Springs

mammoth hot springs campground 2013

Yellowstone National Park will replace a sewer line that reportedly led to the Gardiner Sewer District filing a lawsuit over arsenic leaching.

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Pair of Groups Sue Montana Over Lucky Minerals Drilling Plans

Courtesy of the Interior Department

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

Courtesy of the Interior Department

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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Fire Danger Ranked Very High in Yellowstone National Park

Maple Fire September 10, 2016

Fire danger in Yellowstone National Park has been rated “very high” as wildfires continue to burn across Montana and the American West.

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Supports Mining Ban Outside Yellowstone National Park

Courtesy of the Interior Department

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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