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Associated Press: Daines seeks hearing on pipeline safety agency

U.S. Sen. Steve Daines is calling for a congressional hearing on the government’s pipeline safety agency following two oil spills into Montana’s Yellowstone River in the past five years. The Montana Republican requested the hearing into the actions of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration in a Tuesday letter to Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune of South Dakota. Daines said he wants to examine how effectively the agency is overseeing and enforcing pipeline rules. An Exxon Mobil Corp. pipeline spilled 63,000 gallons of crude into the Yellowstone near Laurel in 2011. Federal regulators issued a $1 million penalty

U.S. News & World Report: Traditional Energy Sources Are Key to Our Future

Access to affordable energy is critically important to every American family. While the United States should aggressively pursue an all-of-the-above energy approach, it is clear that traditional energy sources will play a vital role in powering our nation for generations to come. As a proponent of an all-of-the-above energy plan, I know we need alternative energy sources to remain globally competitive and meet our nation’s rising demand for energy. But in order to keep energy prices low for all Americans and support our nation’s energy needs, traditional energy sources must remain at the center of America’s energy policy. In Montana,

Great Falls Tribune: Daines will call 80k Montanans on defense

About 80,000 people will get a call from Sen. Steve Daines on Tuesday. Daines is holding one of his monthly teletownhalls Tuesday evening, this time focused on defense issues like the National Defense Authorization Act, which is currently being discussed in the Senate. The bill includes language on Malmstrom Air Force Base, intercontinental ballistic missiles, 819th RED HORSE and upgrading C-130s. The call starts at 6:30 p.m. and Daines will open with remarks and then take questions from participants. Teletownhalls usually last about 45 minutes, according to Daines’ office. Tuesday’s call will focus on Cascade County and others with strong

KBZK: Bill introduced to designate E. Rosebud Creek as wild & scenic

A bill designating the East Rosebud Creek as wild and scenic was introduced today by Sen. Jon Tester and Sen. Steve Daines. The bill, written with local input, will protect 20 miles of East Rosebud Creek under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. This designation will preserve the free-flowing condition of the pristine creek located south of Roscoe, Montana. “East Rosebud Creek is one of Montana’s most scenic streams,” Tester said. “This bill is a great example of folks on the ground coming together and producing a made-in-Montana solution that ensures Montanans can hike and fish here for generations to

Montana Standard: Dillon student recognized for suicide prevention work

U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., on Friday honored Jaydyn Child of Dillon, a Beaverhead County High School student who recently received one of the Girl Scouts’ highest awards, the Gold Award, for her project to raise awareness about suicide prevention among teens and adults in Montana. Daines presented the award at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming office in Bozeman.  Child, a junior, received the honor for her service project titled “Teen Suicide — Your Life is Worth Living.” Through this project, she spent 150 hours working, fundraising, making bracelets and creating pamphlets to

NBC Montana: Girl Scouts in Bozeman celebrate new office

BOZEMAN, Mont. – The Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming have added a new office in the Bozeman area. Girls from Daisy to Senior Scout levels gathered Friday for the ribbon cutting of the new Bozeman office. Troop leaders and scouts said there are more than 11,000 Girl Scouts throughout Montana and Wyoming, and a new office will help offer support. U.S. Senator Steve Daines was there to drive home the importance of Girl Scouts to the community. “My wife is a Girl Scout, my daughter is a Girl Scout, my niece is involved in Girl Scouting and it’s so

KMMS: Daines Works to Expand Markets for Montana Energy [VIDEO]

Senator Steve Daines today worked to break down some of the regulatory barriers facing Montana energy producers and expand markets for made in Montana energy. During today’s Energy and Natural Resources hearing, Daines sought to ensure that Montana coal isn’t hindered by duplicative regulations that could increase energy prices and negatively impact the thousands of jobs and more than one hundred million dollars in tax revenue each year that coal provides.

Bozeman Daily Chronicle: MSU professor, Daines speak to Stockgrowers

About 75 ranchers and folks from allied industries were at Montana State University on Friday for the Montana Stockgrowers Association’s mid-year meeting. During the general session Friday morning, association president Gene Curry, of Valier, ran down a list of lobbying successes in Helena. The passage of the CSKT water compact, state funding for the Department of Livestock and its Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Bozeman, and defeating the Humane Society of the United State’s proposals were highlighted. Curry was followed by MSU agricultural economics professor Gary Brester. He optimistically told the ranchers that the short- and long-term outlook on cattle prices, which hit

KULR-8: Senator Daines Teams up with Google to Bring Small Business Workshops to Bozeman, Billings

BILLINGS – Representatives from Google hosted a free technology workshop for Montana’s small business owners in Bozeman and Billings. Daines’ workshops are part of Google’s “Let’s Put Our Cities On The Map” small business events. Google experts will help small business owners create their own websites and train them on how to reach more customers and get discovered online. Daines said, “You’ll see the tourist, you’ll see members of the community looking at their phones. They’re probably doing some kind of search to find a product or a service and what we’re doing here today is helping these small businesses