Montana Public Radio

Evening Newscast 03-31-20

Mar 31, 2020

Gov. Steve Bullock is directing landlords to not evict tenants who aren’t able to pay rent while a state-wide stay-at-home order is in place.

The Trump administration is moving to scale back criminal enforcement of a century-old law protecting most American wild bird species.

A Canadian company said Tuesday it plans to start construction of the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline through the U.S. Midwest in April. 

The new owner of large tracts of Montana timber land says it does not intend to break longstanding access agreements allowing people to use the lands for hunting and fishing.

Conservation groups are suing the U.S. government over livestock grazing in a western Wyoming forest, saying grizzly bears are too often killed by ranchers and wildlife managers for pursuing cattle in such settings.

A 977-acre expansion of Montana’s largest coal mine located near the Wyoming border has been approved, according to state regulators.

A Canadian company says it plans to start construction of the disputed Keystone XL oil pipeline running from Canada through the U.S. in April after lining up customers and funding.