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Friday, October 28, 2016

Yellowstone River Oil Spill

Missoulian: State, federal agency seek damages for Yellowstone oil spill
MT, US Intend To Conduct Assessment, Seek Natural Resources Damages For 2015 Bridger Pipeline, LLC, Yellowstone River Oil Spill
2015 Yellowstone River Oil Spill
“On January 17, 2015, a pipeline owned and operated by Bridger Pipeline, LLC, of Casper, WY discharged at least 30,000 gallons (approximately 714 barrels) of Bakken crude oil into the lower Yellowstone River just upstream of Glendive, MT.”

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Subaru Recall

Recalls Look-up by VIN - Vehicle Identification Number
“Owners may not always know their recalled vehicle still needs to be repaired. NHTSA's new search tool lets you enter a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to quickly learn if a specific vehicle has not been repaired as part of a safety recall in the last 15 years.”

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Wolf / Renewable Energy

Missoulian: Washington wolf killed in Montana had wandered 700 miles
Washington Wolf Travels to Central Montana
“A wolf shot in September while killing sheep near Judith Gap in central Montana spent the previous three months traveling about 700 miles, starting in eastern Washington.
When federal Wildlife Services killed the 2-year-old male on Sept. 29, it was wearing a collar that had been placed on the animal in February by Washington Fish and Wildlife biologists north of Spokane.”

Financial Times: Renewables overtake coal as world’s largest source of power capacity
IEA raises its five-year renewable growth forecast as 2015 marks record year
“The latest edition of the IEA’s Medium-Term Renewable Market Report now sees renewables growing 13% more between 2015 and 2021 than it did in last year’s forecast, due mostly to stronger policy backing in the United States…”

Monday, October 24, 2016

Montana Unemployment

Montana's Unemployment Rate Remains at 4.3 Percent for September
“Montana’s unemployment rate continues to be in the ideal range, and the state is seeing a growing workforce,” said Montana Labor & Industry Commissioner Pam Bucy.  “Unemployment in the ideal range provides an even balance between workers having good job opportunities with increasing wages and businesses able to find the workers they need to produce their products.”