How to Have Yourself a Merry “Green” Christmas

How to Have Yourself a Merry “Green” Christmas By Amy Lignor   Yes, the turkey is carved and eaten and those awesome decorations are beginning to crop up around the neighborhood, as well as in your very own living room. This is the time of year where everyone smiles just a bit more, as family […]

Montana Ranchers, Union Workers Back Obama Keystone Denial

  Montana Ranchers, Union Workers Back Obama Keystone Denial Farmers and ranchers in eastern Montana along the route of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, as well as refinery workers in the Billings area, commended President Obama for his decision to deny a permit for the controversial project. Obama announced today that the Keystone XL pipeline […]

More than 110,000 comments oppose coal-hauling Tongue River Railroad

More than 110,000 comments oppose coal-hauling Tongue River Railroad The federal Surface Transportation Board has received more than 110,000 comments opposing plans for the Tongue River Railroad (TRR). Northern Plains Resource Council, a conservation and family agriculture group which has been fighting the TRR for 35 years, and other groups in the Northwest have organized […]

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 […]

Keystone XL Supporters Make Misleading Claims

  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 […]

Green Ideas & Green Cash Make the Gaming Industry Thrive

Green Ideas & Green Cash Make the Gaming Industry Thrive  ~ Samantha Lewis ‘Green’ comes in two forms with the gaming industry in 2014. The ‘green’ – as in cash – is what the gaming industry is seeing more and more of these days. There have been huge deals announced in the marketplace just this past […]

Keeping the Wild Keeps the Peace

Keeping the Wild Keeps the Peace ~ Samantha Lewis The one thing that animal rights’ activists, environmental workers, scientists, and even government agencies seem to be able to agree on is that the world is a place of checks and balances. In order for a country to remain level and not slide too much to […]

Poll Finds Majority Of Montanans Oppose Mining Coal For Export

Poll finds majority of Montanans oppose mining coal for export   BILLINGS, Mont.  – A new poll finds a wide majority of Montanans oppose mining more Montana coal for export to Asia. Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates (FM3) recently completed a survey of Montana voters and found that 56% of Montana voters oppose mining […]