Guest editorial: Rep. Zinke should embrace stewardship at Interior

    Guest editorial: Rep. Zinke should embrace stewardship at Interior By Mark Fix Secretaries of the Interior are called to be public stewards. On behalf of all Americans, they oversee our great national heritage of forests, grasslands, fisheries, national parks, wildlife, waterways, and mineral wealth. Congressman Ryan Zinke, if approved for his nomination to […]

Northern Plains reacts to Washington State’s denial of lands lease for proposed Longview coal export terminal

  Northern Plains reacts to Washington State’s denial of lands lease for proposed Longview coal export terminal In response to Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark’s announcement that he is rejecting a proposal from the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminals coal export facility to sublease state-owned aquatic lands on the Columbia River west of […]

Board of Oil and Gas Conservation adopts drilling notification

  Board of Oil and Gas Conservation adopts drilling notification New rule increases transparency in Montana oil industry   The Montana Board of Oil and Gas Conservation on Wednesday voted 4-3 to adopt a rule requiring oil and gas operators to notify landowners within ¼ mile of a proposed oil or gas well. With the adoption of […]

Keynote speaker busts myths about cattle grazing, at Northern Plains Annual Meeting

  Keynote speaker busts myths about cattle grazing, at Northern Plains Annual Meeting Despite popular myths, grazing cattle is a necessary part of maintaining the ecosystem, Nicolette Hahn Niman told about 175 people gathered Nov. 18-19 for Northern Plains Resource Council’s 45th Annual Meeting in Billings. “Overall, we must maintain grazing as a necessary force […]

Group Welcomes New Rules To Capture Wasted Methane Gas

Group Welcomes New Rules To Capture Wasted Methane Gas   Today, the Obama Administration issued final standards to reduce flaring and venting associated with oil and gas development on federal and tribal lands. Northern Plains Resource Council has been pushing the Bureau of Land Management to address flaring and venting since 2012.   The BLM’s […]

Cattle Grazing A Necessary Part Of Ecosystem

  Cattle grazing a necessary part of ecosystem, says keynoter for Northern Plains Annual Meeting Northern Plains Resource Council Annual Meeting Nov. 18-19 1 – 8 p.m. (Nov. 18) 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. (Nov. 19) Northern Hotel 19 N. Broadway, Billings Despite popular myths, grazing cattle is a necessary part of maintaining the ecosystem, […]

Group delivers petitions to Zinke over ‘scary’ trade deal

  Group delivers petitions to Zinke over ‘scary’ trade deal BILLINGS, Mont. —  Twenty-three citizens in Halloween costumes ranging from a zombie ballerina to Sully, the monster from the movie Monsters Inc., delivered a petition with hundreds of signatures today to U.S. House Rep. Ryan Zinke’s office in downtown Billings. Their message? The proposed Trans-Pacific […]

Defender of cattle ranching to keynote Northern Plains’ 45th Annual Meeting

  Defender of cattle ranching to keynote Northern Plains’ 45th Annual Meeting Northern Plains Resource Council Annual Meeting Nov. 18-19 Noon – 8 p.m. (Nov. 18) 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. (Nov. 19) Northern Hotel Billings The public is invited to attend the 45th Annual Meeting of the Northern Plains Resource Council Nov. 18-19 at […]