Articles written by Amanda Eggert

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 By Amanda Eggert    News    June 29, 2023

The Montana Supreme Court takes up permitting for Black Butte copper project

The legal fight over the Montana Department of Environmental Quality’s approval of a central Montana copper mine made an appearance in the Montana Supreme Court Wednesday. During an hour-long hearing, justices dove deep into weedy regulatory i...

 By Amanda Eggert    Views    June 1, 2023

Governor Gianforte signs MEPA bill into law

Gov. Greg Gianforte has signed a bill that makes significant changes to the Montana Environmental Policy Act, a law that's used in legal challenges to mines, timber sales and power plants. On May 19,...

 By Amanda Eggert    News    May 4, 2023

Recreational marijuana tax bill headed to Gov. Gianforte's desk

This story was updated May 2, 2023, to correct the percentage of marijuana tax revenue proposed for Habitat Montana distribution according to the text of Initiative 190. After passing its final legislative vote 49-1, a bill seeking to adjust how $50...

 By Amanda Eggert    Views    April 20, 2023

Where to allocate weed tax revenues?

Two proposals with competing visions for the tens of millions in taxes that Montana collects annually on the sale of recreational marijuana are still making their way through the Legislature as lawmakers work to set a two-year state budget. One measu...


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