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Yellowstone Gateway Protection Act Passes Senate; House Next

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The proposed ban on mining north of Yellowstone National Park, the Yellowstone Gateway Protection Act, was passed today by the U.S. Senate as part of a major, bipartisan public lands package that now heads for the House of Representatives.

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

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

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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

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

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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

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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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Montana May Acquire 583 Acre Corridor for Yellowstone Elk, Other Wildlife

Yellowstone elk herd

The state of Montana may soon acquire nearly 600 acres of land north of Yellowstone, which will benefit Yellowstone elk and other wildlife.

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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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Montana FWP Officials Confirm Presence of Fish Kill Parasite

Yellowstone River

Officials have confirmed the same parasite that felled thousands of whitefish in the Yellowstone River last year is present in the current spate of fish deaths.

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