Northern Plains Rates Montana Lawmakers on Key Issues

  Northern Plains Rates Montana Lawmakers on Key Issues   Northern Plains Resource Council, a conservation and family agriculture group based in Montana, has released it LegislativeScorecard. The publication rates legislators on key issues important to Northern Plains members, such as protecting our family agriculture, clean water, and access to clean energy. “In the 2017 […]

Rancher, Group Celebrate Senate’s Failure to Overturn Methane Waste Rule

  Rancher, Group Celebrate Senate’s Failure to Overturn Methane Waste Rule   A Montana conservation and family farm group was celebrating the failure today of the U.S. Senate to overturn the Bureau of Land Management Methane and Waste Prevention rule. The BLM protections reduce the wasteful venting, flaring and leaking of methane during oil and […]

Northern Plains’ Statement on Sale of Stillwater Mining Company

Northern Plains’ Statement on Sale of Stillwater Mining Company   Northern Plains Resource Council, a partner in the world-renowned Good Neighbor Agreement (GNA) with Stillwater Mining Company (SMC), released the following statement from Big Timber resident and GNA Task Force Chair, Jerry Iverson, in response to the completion of the purchase of Stillwater Mining Company by South Africa-based company Sibanye Gold: […]

Rural Montana Residents Oppose Presidential Permit For Keystone XL

Rural Montana Residents Oppose Presidential Permit For Keystone XL Yellowstone River farmers and members of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation oppose the Presidential Permit for the Keystone XL pipeline through eastern Montana. The Trump Administration signed the permit this morning. “There have been so many pipeline leaks everywhere that to think it’s not going to […]

Northern Plains says Pruitt wrong choice for EPA head

  Northern Plains says Pruitt wrong choice for EPA head In response to the United States Senate vote to approve the confirmation of Scott Pruitt to run the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Northern Plains Resource Council has the following statement: “Today, the Senate made the wrong choice for Montanans as well as Americans,” said […]

Rancher reacts to repeal of Stream Protection Rule

Rancher reacts to repeal of Stream Protection Rule Repeal a blow to clean water, agriculture Today, President Trump signed a resolution under the Congressional Review Act that repeals a federal rule that had been adopted to protect streams from damage due to coal mining. Not a single coal job will be created or preserved by […]

Impacted Montana rancher opposes Keystone XL pipeline

  Impacted Montana rancher opposes Keystone XL pipeline   Northern Plains Resource Council, a conservation and family-agriculture group based in Billings, opposes President Trump’s approval today of the Keystone tar sands pipeline. The pipeline would cross eastern Montana from Canada to South Dakota.     “The Northern Plains Resource Council believes the final Environmental Impact […]

Bakken Rancher Welcomes Federal Judge’s Defense of Methane Standards

  Bakken Rancher Welcomes Federal Judge’s Defense of Methane Standards   BILLINGS, Mont. — A Wyoming judge yesterday rejected efforts to block new standards by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) that would reduce the waste of natural gas on federal and tribal lands. “This is good news for people living in oil country,” said […]