Oil & Gas Landowner Protection Legislation Introduced

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  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 […]

Glendive Oil Spill Sparks Concern For Keystone XL Pipeline Safety

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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, […]

MOR Sign at Museum of the Rockies, January 26

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  Date: January 26, 2015 Time:  10:00 am Learn a new set of simple, easy-to-do signs every week to describe your museum experience with guest educator Trish Smith, an ASL Sign2Me certified instructor. This program will provide you with the tools to utilize all the Museum has to offer for young learners. Join us for […]

Coyote Gypsies at Norris Hot Springs, January 24

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  Date: January 24, 2015 Time:  8:00 pm Southwest Montana’s eclectic Klezmer band offers Eastern European folk music with a Western edge. Where the Old World meets the New West, they play howlin’ good music. The Coyote Gypsies duo: Mark Schlenz, violin and Jane Freeburg, accordion with guitar, bass and percussion. Norris Hot Springs Montana […]

Carbon County Commissioners Reverse Oil & Gas Zoning Efforts

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Carbon County commissioners reverse oil and gas zoning efforts   On Thursday, the Carbon County commissioners rescinded their motion to create the Silvertip Zoning District that would provide landowner protections in the face of oil and gas development.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 […]

Keystone XL Supporters Make Misleading Claims

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  Keystone XL Supporters Make Misleading Claims About Support Along the Proposed Pipeline Route  Commentary By Paul Seamans and Darrell Garoutte Roll Call Jan. 8, 2015   TransCanada is so intent on winning approval for its proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline from Canada, it is spending millions on media ads and making donations to […]

Northern Plains to Push for Landowner Protections, Expansion of Clean Energy

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Northern Plains to push for landowner protections, expansion of clean energy in 2015 Legislature Protecting landowner rights and expanding consumers’ access to clean energy, such as solar and wind, lead the list of legislative proposals that the Northern Plains Resource Council hopes to advance during the 2015 Montana Legislature. Some of the legislation already has […]

Carbon County Approves Zone to Protect Landowners

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Carbon County approves zone to protect landowners from unchecked oil and gas development RED LODGE, Mont. — The Carbon County Commissioners gave the go ahead today to create a citizen-initiated zone to protect landowners from unchecked oil and gas development. Commissioners found that the zone is “in the public interest and convenience for public health, […]