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2010-12-03 11:35:00

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and governors from three states continued talks on Thursday about removing wolves from the endangered list, but reached no agreements. Western lawmakers are pushing bills in Congress that would declare the region's 1,700 wolves recovered and no longer in need of federal protections. However, Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal said that there is still no conclusion on how that should be done. Freudenthal said that progress has been made toward balancing wolf...

2009-02-28 19:20:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer, Chair of the Democratic Governors Association, today applauded President Obama's reported selection of former DGA Chair Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as Secretary of Health and Human Services. "Our health care system is broken, and Governor Kathleen Sebelius is an excellent choice to lead the effort to fix it," Governor Schweitzer said. "In reforming our health care system, Governor Sebelius will bring a sharp...

2008-12-17 11:09:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Democratic Governors Association (DGA) Chair Gov. Brian Schweitzer (Mont.) today congratulated former DGA Chair Gov. Tom Vilsack (Iowa) on being named to serve as Secretary of Agriculture in President-elect Barack Obama's administration. "Tom Vilsack is an excellent choice for the next Secretary of Agriculture," Gov. Schweitzer said. "He was an outstanding Governor dedicated to improving the quality of life for Iowans. Governor Vilsack worked...

2008-10-31 06:00:18

By Karl Puckett GREAT FALLS, Mont. -- Wind farm development has many Montanans turning green. Now the question is how many of them will turn blue when they vote for president Tuesday. Since 2006, 178 giant turbines have sprouted in farm fields at four commercial facilities churning out a combined 270 megawatts of electricity, with even more projects in the planting stages, according to the state Department of Commerce. Energy policy is front and center for presidential candidates...

2008-09-20 12:00:41

By MATTHEW BROWN HELENA, Mont. - Republican Roy Brown has promised a more aggressive energy policy for Montana if elected governor - with expanded coal mining, a new power plant and fewer barriers to oil and gas exploration. Brown, a state senator from Billings, said this week that placing a large tract of state-owned coal in southeastern Montana up for bid would be among his first actions as governor. Brown said the Land Board has been seeking an appraisal of the Otter Creek coal...

2008-09-08 03:00:22

By Dennison, Mike HELENA - In western North Dakota, oil production has been steadily increasing the past 18 months, and new drilling permits may hit record highs this year. Yet just across the border in Montana, despite sky-high prices for oil and natural gas, oil production has flattened, and the number of new drilling permits declined 20 percent last year. State Sen. Roy Brown, the Republican challenging Democratic Gov. Brian Schweitzer this year, said this contrast indicates Montana...

2008-08-27 00:00:00

To: POLITICAL EDITORS Contact: Democratic National Convention Press Office, +1-720-362- 2006 DENVER, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is the transcript of a speech, as prepared for delivery at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, August 26, 2008. Scheduled for delivery: August 26, 2008 - 8:00-9:00 pm MT (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080331/DNCCLOGO ) The Honorable Brian Schweitzer Democratic National Convention Tuesday, August 26, 2008...

2008-08-02 03:00:28

By Dennison, Mike HELENA - A Canadian energy giant announced Wednesday it will build a nearly 300-mile stretch of oil pipeline across eastern Montana as part of a system to ship crude oil from Canada and other points to the Midwest and Texas. TransCanada, headquartered in Calgary; said construction of the underground pipeline is scheduled to begin in 2010, and that investment in the Montana segment will top $1 billion. Gov. Brian Schweitzer hailed the announcement as "great news," saying...

2006-05-03 21:17:56

Please read in paragraph 2 "all but three were men." By Charles Johnson HELENA, Montana (Reuters) - Before a packed crowd in the state Capitol, Gov. Brian Schweitzer signed pardons on Wednesday to clear the names posthumously of 78 Montanans convicted of sedition during World War One. The 78 people -- all but three were men -- were arrested and convicted of violating a restrictive state Sedition Act for criticizing the U.S. role in World War One or for refusing to buy war bonds....


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