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, […]

Livingston asks to be included in coal-to-Asia railroad study

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  Livingston asks to be included in coal-to-Asia railroad study   The Livingston City Commission voted last night to send a letter to the federal Surface Transportation Board asking that the impacts of increased coal train traffic in Livingston be thoroughly considered in the environmental impact statement of the proposed Tongue River Railroad (TRR).   […]

Mule Deer Fawn on the Run

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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 […]

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 […]

State of Wyoming Coal Port Appeal Rejected

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State of Wyoming coal port appeal rejected   The Oregon Department of State Lands rejected the State of Wyoming’s appeal of Oregon’s decision to deny a key permit to develop the Port of Morrow coal export port on the Columbia River in Oregon. The permit had been sought by Ambre Energy, a financially troubled Australian […]

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 […]