MT Attorney General and Crow Chairman Question EPA's Proposed Re - KULR8.com | News, Weather & Sports in Billings, Montana

MT Attorney General and Crow Chairman Question EPA's Proposed Regulations

Posted: Updated:
  • MT Attorney General and Crow Chairman Question EPA's Proposed RegulationsMore>>

  • Hometown Election Headquarters

    Hometown Election Headquarters

    Election HQ

    The 2018 election season is here, and we have your complete coverage! INSIDE>>> Your Hometown Election Headquarters

    The 2018 election season is here, and we have your complete coverage! INSIDE>>> Your Hometown Election Headquarters

BILLINGS, Mont. -

Montana's Attorney General files a joint comment with the Crow Nation's chairman, questioning the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed carbon regulations.

AG Tim Fox says the proposed rule would hurt Montana's coal industry and impact jobs.

Crow chairman, Darrin Old Coyote, says two-thirds of the tribe's non-federal budget comes from coal mining, and the new rule, if adopted, could result in an unemployment rate of up to 95-percent on the reservation.

Fox says the EPA is overstepping its bounds. He says the agency did not consult the Crow Tribe when they proposed the rule, going against an executive order saying consultation is required before any agency rule making that might impact them. Old Coyote met with the President's staff this week about this.

"Our hope is that they listen to what we have to say and we're not invisible to the us government anymore as a nation and we're not invisible to the rest of the world because we do have the resource and we want to contribute to the economic well being of all of america. and we do have that same American Dream," Old Coyote says.

Fox says the next steps the EPA will take will be to review all the comments and publish a response. Fox and 16 other states' Attorneys General filed joint comments as well.

  • LocalMore>>

  • Tower work under way

    Tower work under way

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 11:08 AM EDT2018-06-20 15:08:11 GMT
    We are performing maintenance on the KULR-8 broadcast antenna. You will see periodic interruptions in our over-the-air signal and on DISH Network throughout the day. Charter and Direct should be fine.
    We are performing maintenance on the KULR-8 broadcast antenna. You will see periodic interruptions in our over-the-air signal and on DISH Network throughout the day. Charter and Direct should be fine.
  • Convention center may be anchor for One Big Sky District

    Convention center may be anchor for One Big Sky District

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 10:16 PM EDT2018-06-20 02:16:22 GMT
    Progress has been made with the One Big Sky District, formally known as One Big Sky Center. As you may remember, the project's goal is to create new jobs, economically enhance Billings, and increase visitation while creating a lifestyle city. Funding has been raised to start the catalyst projects. A meeting was held Tuesday morning to discuss the importance of a 150,000 square foot convention center being added to the plan as an anchor for the lifestyle district. Without the conv...
    Progress has been made with the One Big Sky District, formally known as One Big Sky Center. As you may remember, the project's goal is to create new jobs, economically enhance Billings, and increase visitation while creating a lifestyle city. Funding has been raised to start the catalyst projects. A meeting was held Tuesday morning to discuss the importance of a 150,000 square foot convention center being added to the plan as an anchor for the lifestyle district. Without the conv...
  • Victim identified in deadly motorcycle crash on Shiloh Rd.

    Victim identified in deadly motorcycle crash on Shiloh Rd.

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 8:16 PM EDT2018-06-20 00:16:53 GMT

    A 30-year-old man was killed in a motorcycle crash late Friday night.  

    A 30-year-old man was killed in a motorcycle crash late Friday night.