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Montana

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality has partially approved the proposed expansion of the Rosebud Mine, while also partially disapproving acreage where mining could potentially damage groundwater. DEQ formally issued a surface mining permit for the expansion, which would add 6,746 permitted acres to the existing coal mine.

HELENA, Mont. (AP) Montana Gov. Steve Bullock signed a series of bills on May 10 that allow for spending nearly $400 million on buildings, bridges and water systems across the state — an effort aimed at creating jobs, boosting the state's economy and clearing up a backlog of needed work.

GSK announced $100 million of new investment in its manufacturing site in Hamilton, Mont., to expand the production capacity of key components of the adjuvant system used in several of GSK's vaccines, including SHINGRIX, which was approved by the U.S.

Any earthmoving project that lasts for six years and relocates more than 1 million cu. yds. of material qualifies as high-profile. Yet Upper Blackfoot Mining Complex remediation crews labor in relative solitude. They crank up their heavy machinery each work day in isolated, timber-screened mountain canyons of western Montana.

HELENA, Mont. (AP) The Montana House unanimously passed a bill on Feb. 28 to set rules for lawmakers to determine how much money the state can afford to borrow and spend on building construction and maintenance. Republican Rep. Eric Moore's bill, which includes rules for borrowing based on state revenue and existing debt, passed the House 100-0 and moves to the Senate.

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Officials have awarded a contract to replace 14 mi. of pedestrian fencing along the border near Yuma. Customs and Border Protection officials announced Nov. 15, that the agency, along with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, awarded the $324 million contract to Barnard Construction Company of Bozeman, Mont.

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a setback for the Trump administration, a federal judge has blocked a permit for construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada and ordered officials to conduct a new environmental review. Environmentalists and tribal groups cheered the ruling by a U.S.

The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is notifying the public and seeking comment on two projects. One project implements improvements on bridges near Wolf Creek in Lewis and Clark County. The second project involves a paving project along 11.8 mi.

In 2018, RDO Equipment Co. is celebrating 50 years of partnerships, gratitude and vision in the equipment industry. All year, stores across the RDO Equipment Co. are marking the milestone in different ways. On Sept. 20, the Kalispell, Mont., location transformed its service shop into a gathering space for team members and customers to celebrate.

The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) would like to notify the public and seek comments on a proposal to rehabilitate five bridges on Montana Highway 43 between Wisdom and Divide in Beaverhead, Deer Lodge and Silver Bow counties. The bridge locations are as follows: 16 mi.

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced nearly $21.3 million in funding approved to rebuild critical national park infrastructure in Wyoming. The money will go towards the rehabilitation and seismic retrofit of the Mammoth Hotel Guest Room Wings at Yellowstone National Park.