Fracking-Ban Activist Fires Up Northern Plains Members

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Fracking-Ban Activist Fires Up Northern Plains Members “Get tough and get involved at the local level,” Helen Slottje told about 120 members of Northern Plains Resource Council and others Nov. 15 in Billings. Slottje, a winner of the 2014 Goldman Environmental Prize, was the keynote speaker at Northern Plains’ 43rdAnnual Meeting. Slottje, a lawyer from […]

New Report Looks At Natural Gas Flaring Boom

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New Report Looks At Natural Gas Flaring Boom Waste sparked by oil prices, length of leases, and weak protections   BILLINGS, Mont. — Surging oil production in shale hotspots, like the Bakken in Montana and North Dakota, and Eagle Ford in Texas, has increased waste of natural gas through flaring, venting, and leaking, according to […]

Northern Plains Annual Meeting Features 2014 Goldman Prize Winner

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Northern Plains Annual Meeting features 2014 Goldman Prize winner, fracking expert Northern Plains Resource Council’s 43rd Annual Meeting Nov. 14-15, 2014 Billings Crowne Plaza Downtown Billings www.northernplains.org 406-248-1154 Helen Slottje will deliver the keynote address to Northern Plains’ 43rd Annual Meeting on Saturday, November 15. Popular Billings band Ellen and the Old School will close out […]

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 […]