A Tradition Needing to Go Green


  A Tradition Needing to Go Green ~ Samantha Lewis Let’s face it, the last thing anyone was thinking about during the famous Carnival time in New Orleans, was the fact that there may have been toxic chemicals all around them. From the objects tossed into the crowd to the parade route itself, the well-known […]

Montanans Support Renewable Energy


  Survey of NorthWestern Energy customers finds Montanans support renewable energy   Over four weeks in January-February 2015, Northern Plains Resource Council, a conservation and family agriculture organization, informally polled the opinions of NorthWestern Energy customers across Montana regarding on-site renewable energy generation, such as rooftop solar, small-scale wind. A total of 368 Montanans from across […]

Northern Plains Welcomes Obama Keystone XL Veto, Protection of Property Rights


  NORTHERN PLAINS WELCOMES OBAMA KEYSTONE XL VETO, PROTECTION OF PROPERTY RIGHTS  BILLINGS, Mont. — “President Obama made the right decision for America today — especially for those of us along the proposed Keystone XL pipeline route,” said Chuck Nerud, a Circle-area rancher and member of Northern Plains Resource Council, a conservation and family agriculture group based […]

Montana Citizens Ask Why NorthWestern Energy Is Afraid Of The Sun

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  Legislature tables net metering proposals as NorthWestern Energy looks to the past Montana Citizens Ask Why NorthWestern Energy Is Afraid Of The Sun   ​On Groundhog Day yesterday, Montana citizens were asking why NorthWestern Energy is so afraid of the sun. The company seems determined to hold onto the past by looking back at […]

Oil & Gas Landowner Protection Legislation Introduced


  OIL & GAS LANDOWNER PROTECTION LEGISLATION INTRODUCED   Oil and gas landowner protection bills press conference Noon, Wednesday, Jan. 28 Third-floor Fan Window State Capitol HELENA, Mont. – We hope you can attend a Northern Plains Resource Council news conference noon Wednesday, Jan. 28, at the third-floor Fan Window in the State Capitol to […]

An Interstellar ‘Home’ for the Office


  An Interstellar ‘Home’ for the Office ~ Samantha Lewis   Now that the holidays have passed and everyone has bowed their heads and slugged back into work (yes, after the holiday come down “slugged” is the correct word for this particular action), they are met once again with…The Office. At certain times, such as […]

Glendive Oil Spill Sparks Concern For Keystone XL Pipeline Safety


Glendive oil spill sparks concern for Keystone XL pipeline safety Landowner near latest Yellowstone River oil spill outraged   An oil pipeline spill over the weekend is the second major spill on the Yellowstone River in 3-1/2 years. Some people say the large spill can be smelled in the air as well as Glendive, Montana, […]

Carbon County Commissioners Reverse Oil & Gas Zoning Efforts


Carbon County commissioners reverse oil and gas zoning efforts   On Thursday, the Carbon County commissioners rescinded their motion to create the Silvertip Zoning District that would provide landowner protections in the face of oil and gas development. In December the Commissioners found that creating the Silvertip Zone was in the public interest and convenience for […]