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Gazette Opinion: Daines holds key to Yellowstone Gateway protection – Billings Gazette, June 25, 2018

The Yellowstone Gateway Protection Act is a great example of how legislation should be written. The bill introduced in the Senate by Jon Tester and in the House by Greg Gianforte began in Paradise Valley — the northern gateway to Yellowstone National Park. After two foreign-owned companies started making plans to mine in the valley near […]

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Stillwater: Merger with South African company is complete – Billings Gazette, May 4, 2017

By Erik Olson Stillwater Mining Co. announced Thursday that it has completed its $2.2 billion merger into a South African firm, Sibanye Gold Ltd. The company’s stock is being delisted from the New York Stock Exchange, and stock holders will receive $18 per share for the transaction, Stillwater officials said in a news release. Shareholders […]


‘Good Neighbor Agreement’ to survive Stillwater sale, conservation group says – Montana Public Radio, Dec. 9, 2016

WITH AUDIO A Montana conservation group says it expects a special environmental protection agreement it signed with Stillwater Mining to remain in effect after the sale of the company, which was finalized today. In 2000, previous company owners signed a “good neighbor agreement” with Billings-based Northern Plains Resource Council. The agreement lays out specific environmental […]


South African company to acquire Stillwater Mining Company for $2.2 billion – Billings Gazette Dec. 10, 2016

By Erik Olson Stillwater Mining Co. announced Friday a deal to sell to a South African mining company for $2.2 billion, which would effectively end Stillwater’s two-decade run as a publicly-traded firm. Sibanye Gold Limited agreed to pay $18 per share in cash for Columbus-based Stillwater, Montana’s largest mining company. The deal is expected to […]


U.S. moves to block mining near Yellowstone Park – Associated Press, Nov. 21, 2016

By Matt Brown U.S. officials plan to block new mining claims outside Yellowstone National Park as the Obama administration races in its last days to keep industry out of pristine and environmentally sensitive areas. Mining claims on 30,000 acres north of the nation’s first national park would be prohibited for at least two years while […]

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