Montana Group Condemns Trump’s Pulling U.S. Out of Paris Climate Accord

Montana Group Condemns Trump’s Pulling U.S. Out of Paris Climate Accord   BILLINGS, Mont — President Donald Trump today announced he has decided to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. Under the 2015 accord, the United States had pledged to cut greenhouse gas pollution by about 28% below 2005 levels by 2025. For […]

Final study released on port that would export Montana, Wyoming coal

  Final study released on port that would export Montana, Wyoming coal   Findings: Proposed coal export terminal in southwest Washington will cause significant and long-lasting harm to people, community, climate, and Columbia River LONGVIEW, Wash. – Today, the Washington State Department of Ecology and Cowlitz County released the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) for […]

Northern Plains says Pruitt wrong choice for EPA head

  Northern Plains says Pruitt wrong choice for EPA head In response to the United States Senate vote to approve the confirmation of Scott Pruitt to run the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Northern Plains Resource Council has the following statement: “Today, the Senate made the wrong choice for Montanans as well as Americans,” said […]

Guest editorial: Rep. Zinke should embrace stewardship at Interior

    Guest editorial: Rep. Zinke should embrace stewardship at Interior By Mark Fix Secretaries of the Interior are called to be public stewards. On behalf of all Americans, they oversee our great national heritage of forests, grasslands, fisheries, national parks, wildlife, waterways, and mineral wealth. Congressman Ryan Zinke, if approved for his nomination to […]

Board of Oil and Gas Conservation adopts drilling notification

  Board of Oil and Gas Conservation adopts drilling notification New rule increases transparency in Montana oil industry   The Montana Board of Oil and Gas Conservation on Wednesday voted 4-3 to adopt a rule requiring oil and gas operators to notify landowners within ¼ mile of a proposed oil or gas well. With the adoption of […]

How to increase farm and ranch soil health is topic of Soil Summit on Oct. 15

  How to increase farm and ranch soil health is topic of Soil Summit on Oct. 15 Northern Plains Resource Council is hosting the 2016 Soil Summit Saturday, October 15, at the Red Lion Hotel in Billings.  2016 Soil Summit Saturday, Oct. 15 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Red Lion Hotel 1223 Mullowney Lane Billings Cost is $35 for Northern […]

Skylines Changing in 2016

  Skylines Changing in 2016 By Amy Lignor   There was once a man with ideas on how to create a “greener” and healthier world. An inventor, an architect, and even the second president of Mensa once upon a time, this man’s beliefs were many in number; at the core of them all lay the […]