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 […]

Resource Group Seeks Transparency from Board of Oil & Gas

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Resource group seeks transparency from Board of Oil and Gas   The Northern Plains Resource Council has delivered a formal letter to the Montana Board of Oil and Gas Conservation (BOGC) requesting the regulatory agency to uphold the Montana Constitution.   The letter calls attention to the fact that the BOGC does not provide public […]

Oregon Agency Denies Crucial Port of Morrow Permit

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Oregon Agency Denies Crucial Port of Morrow Permit, Deals Significant Blow to Coal Export Proposals   BILLINGS, Mont. — Oregon’s Department of State Lands today denied a crucial removal-fill permit for a proposed coal terminal at the Port of Morrow in Oregon. The state agency posted the denial in a fact sheet posed online. http://www.oregon.gov/dsl/PERMITS/docs/fact_sheet_coyote_island_terminal.pdf […]

Roller Derby Bout!

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The Big Lebowskate Roller Derby Bout Rolls on September 13. GRG vs. Great Falls Calling all Dudes and Dudettes – it is time to Abide. The Gallatin Roller Girlz invite YOU to attend The Big Lebowskate on Saturday, September 13th at the Haynes Pavilion, Gallatin Fairgrounds – their final home bout of the 2014 Season. […]

Citizen Groups Ask For Public Participation & Reclamation Review of Coal Mine Expansion

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CITIZEN GROUPS ASK FOR PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AND RECLAMATION REVIEW OF COAL MINE EXPANSION Groups file suit against Department of Interior’s approval of mine expansion for Spring Creek Mine   COMPLAINT: https://www.northernplains.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/FNL-Spring-Creek-Complaint_2014-08-14.pdf   BILLINGS, Mont. – Two Billings-based citizen groups today filed a lawsuit to require a hard look at reclamation before any expansion of the Spring […]

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

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Wild & Scenic Film Festival 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12 Babcock Theatre Downtown Billings $10 at door ($8 advance)   Sixth annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival features locally produced work   BILLINGS, Mont. — A video about oil and gas development in Montana and produced by Billings videographer Eric Warren has caught the attention […]