Arch Coal Responds to Deficient Otter Creek Permit Application

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  Arch Coal Responds to Deficient Otter Creek Permit Application   BILLINGS, Mont. – On Tuesday, Oct. 28, Otter Creek Coal, LLC — a wholly owned subsidiary of Arch Coal, Inc. — submitted a revised application for a permit from the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to open the Otter Creek Mine in southeastern […]

Yellowstone Bend Citizens Council’s 1st Annual Meeting & Celebration

Steve Charter, Chair of Northern Plains Resource Council, will talk about ranching and fighting coal companies in the Bull Mountains.

Yellowstone Bend Citizens Council’s 1st Annual Meeting and Celebration Thursday, October 30 6:30 p.m. Shane Center 415 E. Lewis Street  Steve Charter, Chair of Northern Plains Resource Council, will speak about his experience protecting his land and water from coal development in the Bull Mountains, where he lives and ranches. Local writers and artists, including Scott McMillion, Edd […]

Public Invited To Livingston Oil & Gas Information Session

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Public Invited To Livingston Oil & Gas Information Session Join Yellowstone Bend Citizens Council for a presentation and discussion on oil and gas development in Montana. Tuesday, October 21, 7 p.m. Livingston-Park County Public Library 228 W. Callender, Livingston MT. FREE Oil and gas development in Montana is booming. Landowners across the state are feeling the impacts firsthand, […]

“Ruling Flies In The Face Of Our Democratic Values”

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  STATEMENT FROM NORTHERN PLAINS ON WTO DECISION AGAINST COUNTRY OF ORIGIN LABELING “The ruling against COOL (Country of Origin Labeling) by the WTO today flies in the face of our democratic values,” said Steve Charter, Chair of Northern Plains Resource Council and a Bull Mountain rancher. “Someone not even in this country is allowed […]

Division between Senate Candidates in Montana over Social Security

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Division between Senate Candidates in Montana over Social Security  Daines Refuses to Support Strengthening Social Security During Interaction with Woman who Cares for Disabled Granddaughter New Polling shows Montanans overwhelmingly support expanding Social Security (WASHINGTON)—Supporters of Social Security expressed disappointment this week that U.S. Representative Steve Daines refuses to take a stance in favor of […]

The Lucy Pet Foundation to Celebrate One Year of Life-Saving Work

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  by Denise Carey-Costa It seems all of today’s headlines and news stories are focused on acts of violence or the latest news on celebrity activities. But what about ordinary, everyday people doing extraordinary things? How about genuinely good people who are living their lives with the goal of helping others, and making a change […]

Montana League of Rural Voters Announces Endorsement of John Lewis

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  Montana League of Rural Voters announces endorsement of John Lewis Lewis’s Farm and Ranch Jobs Plan a good fit for Montana   On Tuesday, October 7, the Montana League of Rural Voters (MLRV) announced its endorsement of John Lewis for Montana’s lone U.S. House seat. MLRV said Lewis has a better sense of the […]

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

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Wild & Scenic Film Festival 7 p.m.  Friday, Sept. 12  Babcock Theatre 2812 2nd Avenue N. Downtown Billings $10 at door ($8 advance) Northern Plains commissioned Warren to produce the 10-minute video on fracking in Montana’s Beartooth Front and the Bakken. The video was selected by Gasland and Gasland II producer Josh Fox as his featured video of the […]