Special session set on setback requirements at Board of Oil and Gas Conservation

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Special session set on setback requirements at Board of Oil and Gas Conservation   This Wednesday, June 24, the Montana Board of Oil and Gas Conservation is holding a special session on setbacks to hear comments from the public as the Board weighs the merits of beginning rulemaking on setback requirements for Montana. The special session is scheduled […]

Threats from coal-to-Asia railroad aired in Billings public hearing

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  Threats from coal-to-Asia railroad aired in Billings public hearing Threats the proposed Tongue River Railroad (TRR) in southeast Montana would pose for Billings were aired Wednesday night (June 3) at a public hearing. The hearing was hosted by Yellowstone Valley Citizens Council, an affiliate of Northern Plains Resource Council. Clint McRae, a Colstrip-area rancher whose […]

People’s Hearing on the Tongue River Railroad: What It Means and What You Can Do

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  People’s Hearing on the Tongue River Railroad:  What It Means and What You Can Do Wednesday, June 3 6 – 7:30 p.m. Community Room Billings Public Library FREE and open to the public Guest speaker: rancher Clint McRae Hosted by Yellowstone Valley Citizens Council Yellowstone Valley Citizens Council to hold People’s Hearing on impacts to Billings […]

Draft Tongue River Railroad study released

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Draft Tongue River Railroad study released Montanans concerned about condemnation, rail congestion BILLINGS, Mont. — The federal Surface Transportation Board released the long-awaited draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Tongue River Railroad (TRR) on Friday, April 17. The proposed coal-hauling railroad would connect the proposed Otter Creek strip mine in southeastern Montana to […]

Tribal Members Divided About Coal

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  Tribal Members Divided About Coal   CROW AGENCY, Mont. – Today, the Senate Indian Affairs Committee received a mixed message at a U.S. Senate Field Hearing from Native Americans about whether to mine coal in Indian Country.   The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs held the Field Hearing on the topic of […]

Montana Citizens Ask Why NorthWestern Energy Is Afraid Of The Sun

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  Legislature tables net metering proposals as NorthWestern Energy looks to the past Montana Citizens Ask Why NorthWestern Energy Is Afraid Of The Sun   ​On Groundhog Day yesterday, Montana citizens were asking why NorthWestern Energy is so afraid of the sun. The company seems determined to hold onto the past by looking back at […]

Oil & Gas Landowner Protection Legislation Introduced

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  OIL & GAS LANDOWNER PROTECTION LEGISLATION INTRODUCED   Oil and gas landowner protection bills press conference Noon, Wednesday, Jan. 28 Third-floor Fan Window State Capitol HELENA, Mont. – We hope you can attend a Northern Plains Resource Council news conference noon Wednesday, Jan. 28, at the third-floor Fan Window in the State Capitol to […]

Glendive Oil Spill Sparks Concern For Keystone XL Pipeline Safety

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Glendive oil spill sparks concern for Keystone XL pipeline safety Landowner near latest Yellowstone River oil spill outraged   An oil pipeline spill over the weekend is the second major spill on the Yellowstone River in 3-1/2 years. Some people say the large spill can be smelled in the air as well as Glendive, Montana, […]