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GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) -- Montana Attorney General Tim Fox has given a conservation group the records it wanted about Fox's decision to join other states in protesting plans to regulate hydraulic fracturing on federal land. The Great Falls Tribune reports Fox's office turned over the documents to the Montana Environmental Information Center on Wednesday, one day before a judge was to hear arguments in an open-records lawsuit.  The contents of the documents weren't immediately known. The center first asked for the records in August. Fox released some of the documents in November and January but withheld others, in part citing litigation or expected litigation. The center filed suit in January. Fox spokesman John Barnes said Wednesday the Attorney General's Office was no longer concerned that releasing the documents would compromise any litigation.

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