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Dismissal of lawsuit seeking to halt forest management project will protect fresh water supply, says Montana’s Attorney General, pledges to continue to challenge ‘frivolous lawsuits’ from environmentalists

HELENA, Montana, September 30, 2014 (press release) – Montana Attorney General Tim Fox issued the following statement in response to the dismissal of a lawsuit that sought to halt a forest-management project around Helena’s Chessman Reservoir.“The dismissal of this...

EPA must focus on forest fact versus fiction

The use of forest products for energy has been termed “dirtier than coal” by some environmental activists. One environmental group has even launched an “our forests aren’t fuel” campaign, asserting that “big energy companies are burning forests to fuel power plants”...

Bad regulations hurt farmers, foresters

By U.S. Rep. Bradley ByrneImagine this: a thunderstorm rolls through Southwest Alabama and causes a small puddle to develop on an Escambia County farm. Under a rule proposed by the Obama administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), this puddle could be...

Bat population decline is due to white-nose syndrome, not related to forest management practices, claim lawmakers as they call on FWS to withdraw its proposed listing of the NLEB

WASHINGTON, October 14, 2014 (Office of U.S. Sen. John Thune press release) – U.S. Senator John Thune (R-South Dakota) and Representative Kristi Noem (R-South Dakota) today sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service...