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Carbon County commissioners reverse oil and gas zoning efforts   On Thursday, the Carbon County commissioners rescinded their motion to create the Silvertip Zoning District that would provide landowner protections in the face of oil and gas development.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

Fracking-Ban Activist Fires Up Northern Plains Members

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 […]

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

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 […]

The Need to Stop Fracking!

  by Carmen Schwartz Everyone already knows what hacking means. In this computer-driven world, actually, it’s a word that is constantly being spoken about as more and more people find a way to hack others’ computer accounts in order to do serious damage to both individual’s and businesses.   But fracking is a word less […]