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How Do You Spend $12 Million? (Brett French Radio Show Preview)
By angelamontana


Last week it was announced that ExxonMobil Pipeline had settled with the state of Montana and other parties for damages caused by the 2011 oil spill in the Yellowstone River. The agreement pledges $12 million for restoration work along the river, but how should that money be spent? There’s a laundry list of recommendations, everything from a survey of the river’s fishery so that if any accident occurs in the future biologists have a baseline to figure out what was lost, to removal of riprap and the creation of a new fishing access site. Fish, Wildlife and Parks will hold a meeting to hear the public’s suggestions. The meeting is scheduled for Oct. 12 in Billings. Folks can also send in comments.

To find out more, check out my story in the Billings Gazette at: http://bgz.tt/icu4j