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MADISON RIVER REGULATIONS _ The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission has named 10 people to a negotiated rule-making committee that’s expected to offer a regulatory proposal for the upper Madison River that could be implemented as soon as 2020. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports the committee will begin meeting next month.
CROW TRIBE-FEDERAL FUNDS _ Federal officials say the Crow Tribe can’t account for $150,000 in federal funds that were supposed to be used to combat meth addiction on the reservation. The Billings Gazette reported Monday the money was intended to be spent in the 2015 and 2016 fiscal years.
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OIL TRAIN ACCIDENTS
BILLINGS _ The Trump administration miscalculated potential damages from train derailments when it canceled an Obama-era rule requiring the installation of more advanced brakes by railroads hauling explosive fuels, The Associated Press has found. A government analysis used by the administration to justify the cancellation omitted up to $117 million in estimated future damages that could be avoided by using electronic brakes. The error could stoke renewed criticism from supporters of the rule who say the analysis was biased. By Matthew Brown. SENT: 830 words, photos.
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