Environmental Quality Council

EQC Mulls Legislative Proposals and Funding for Several State Programs

Committee: Environmental Quality Council
Author: Joe Kolman
Posted on May 18, 2018

The Environmental Quality Council will scrutinize funding options for several state programs at its May 29-30 meeting.

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The Montana Index of Environmental Permits Now Available Online

Committee: Environmental Quality Council
Author: Dawn Field
Posted on May 7, 2018

Many things Montanans do or may want to do are regulated by state government. Sometimes knowing who is in charge of what can be confusing. Even what might seem like a simple project could mean contacting multiple agencies.

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EQC Doggedly Debates Regulations for Training Canines

Committee: Environmental Quality Council
Author: Joe Kolman
Posted on April 4, 2018

The Environmental Quality Council is looking to revise a little-known law that governs bird hunting dog training and field trials.

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EQC Takes Another Look at Funding for Forest Fires, AIS, and the Natural Heritage Program in March

Committee: Environmental Quality Council
Author: Hope Stockwell
Posted on March 8, 2018

The Environmental Quality Council will examine funding options for a number of state programs at its March 21-22 meeting.

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EQC Examines Ways to Pay for Forest Fires and AIS

Committee: Environmental Quality Council
Author: Joe Kolman
Posted on February 5, 2018

At its January meeting, the Environmental Quality Council (EQC) examined how other states pay for fighting forest fires and aquatic invasive species.

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Coal, Aquatic Invasive Species, and Training Bird Dogs Among the Topics for the January Meeting

Committee: Environmental Quality Council
Author: Joe Kolman
Posted on January 5, 2018

A legislative committee will examine the coal industry in Montana and the effects of changes in coal production at its January meeting.

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Montana AIS Funding Under Review

Committee: Environmental Quality Council
Author: Hope Stockwell
Posted on January 4, 2018

With the hydroelectric and fishing fees that fund Montana’s aquatic invasive species (AIS) prevention and control programs set to expire in the next 2 years, the Legislature’s Environmental Quality Council (EQC) will discuss in January what future funding could look like.

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EQC is Updated on State Parks, Invasive Mussels, and a Variety of Wildlife Topics

Committee: Environmental Quality Council
Author: Joe Kolman
Posted on October 4, 2017

The Environmental Quality Council wants the governor to explain how terminating the chair of the Montana State Parks and Recreation Board complies with state law.

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EQC to Begin Evaluation of the State Parks Program

Committee: Environmental Quality Council
Author: Joe Kolman
Posted on September 15, 2017

A legislative committee will begin its evaluation of the state parks program at a September meeting in Helena.

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Bison Management, Brucellosis are Topics for EQC

Committee: Environmental Quality Council
Author: Joe Kolman
Posted on August 8, 2017

When buffalo roam in Montana, lots of people pay attention. In early August, representatives of state, federal, and tribal governments met in southwest Montana to discuss the ongoing management of bison that leave Yellowstone National Park.

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EQC Sends Letter on Wildfire to Perdue and Zinke

Committee: Environmental Quality Council
Author: Hope Stockwell
Posted on July 18, 2017

The Environmental Quality Council convened a special conference call on July 12 urging USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue and Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to take action on two wildfire-related issues.

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EQC Views the Massive Effort to Thwart the Invasion of Aquatic Mussels

Committee: Environmental Quality Council
Author: Joe Kolman
Posted on July 7, 2017

The legislative panel toured a watercraft inspection station at Canyon Ferry Reservoir as part of its first meeting of the interim.

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EQC Meets July 12 to Consider Urging Federal Action on Fire-Related Issues

Committee: Environmental Quality Council
Author: Hope Stockwell
Posted on July 5, 2017

The Environmental Quality Council (EQC) meets July 12 at 10 a.m. to consider a letter urging federal action on two fire-related issues.

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Environmental Quality Council to meet June 29th and Tour a Watercraft Inspection Station

Committee: Environmental Quality Council
Author: Joe Kolman
Posted on June 15, 2017

The Environmental Quality Council will tour a watercraft inspection station at Canyon Ferry Reservoir on June 29 before hunkering down back at the capitol to decide what policy issues the legislative committee will tackle over the next year.

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