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Archive for date: April 22, 2021

Changes May Be Coming To How Water-Quality Is Measured

A lawsuit has been dismissed that sought to overturn a 2019 law halting the state’s practice of acquiring partial water rights when water is diverted from private land onto state land. The suit contended the law harmed the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation’s ability to negotiate lease terms with respect to water rights and...

Northwestern Energy Bill Tabled By House Energy Committee

Members of the House Energy Committee tabled Senate Bill 379 Wednesday which was intended to shield NorthWestern Energy from future financial losses associated with the Colstrip Power Plant. Only one House committee member supported the bill which had cleared the Senate on mostly party lines. House Lawmakers could revive it though by blasting ...

Crow Tribe Working Towards Legalizing Marijuana

Marijuana is legal for adults in 16 states and Washington, D.C. and medical marijuana is legal in 36 and this week the Crow Tribe will take its first steps toward legalization. Crow Chairman Frank White Clay is expected to approve an ordinance that will allow the tribal government to oversee its own cultivation and sale of marijuana and benefi...