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Zinke: No Mining North of Yellowstone in Paradise Valley

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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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Yellowstone Superintendent Not Leaving Position For Now

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Yellowstone Superintendent Dan Wenk has denied rumors he will soon leave his post under orders from the Department of the Interior.

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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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Coalition Asks Judge to Invalidate USFWS Grizzly Decision

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A coalition of tribal and conservation groups have asked a federal judge to invalidate the decision to remove protections from Yellowstone grizzly bears.

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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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Senator Daines Rails Against Sexual Harassment in Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park South Entrance, Yellowstone visitation

U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) railed against bullying and sexual harassment in the National Park system—specifically in Yellowstone National Park.

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Gardiner Sewer District Sues Yellowstone Over Arsenic

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The Gardiner-Park County Water and Sewer District is suing Yellowstone National Park over arsenic levels in its sewage treatment system.

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New Mining Claims Temporarily Banned North of Yellowstone National Park

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The Obama administration is expected to announce a temporary ban on new mining claims on U.S. Forest Service land near Yellowstone National Park.

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Two of the High on Life Defendants Plead Guilty

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Two of the High on Life defendants have plead guilty to violations in both Yellowstone and Death Valley National Parks.

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