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The Montana Legislature's State-Tribal Relations Committee (STRC) is calling for a more rigorous and meaningful public comment process for the draft supplemental environmental impact statement recently released for the proposed pipeline in northeast Montana.

In a letter to Montana's congressional delegation, the STRC said the scheduling of one public meeting in the country was insufficient for ...


Barriers to voting by American Indians and improving communication between Child Protective Services and tribes are topics the Montana Legislature's State-Tribal Relations Committee (STRC) will discuss in Billings on November 11 and 12.

The two studies are part of the work plan the committee approved in August. The STRC will also learn about tribal treaty rights and land ...


Increases in subdivision fees sought by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) are on hold after the Environmental Quality Council objected to the proposal at its September meeting.

The move delays the increases for 6 months unless the council removes its objection or fails to take further action at a subsequent meeting. The DEQ says ...


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