Big Bucks for Big Sky Country

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Science  04 Sep 1998:
Vol. 281, Issue 5382, pp. 1437
DOI: 10.1126/science.281.5382.1437

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Researchers at Montana State University studying the geology and biology of Yellowstone National Park, just across the Wyoming border, are expecting a $2 million geyser of federal funding, thanks to the kindness of a U.S. senator. The project joins three other Montana earmarks--unrequested funding targeted to a specific institution--in the Senate's version of the 1999 spending bill for NASA that total $7.5 million, and another project intended to benefit Montana that's included in a different portion of the bill that covers the National Science Foundation.