Draft Tongue River Railroad study released


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


  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


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, […]

Upper Ousel Falls Trail


Ousel Falls is a very inspiring morning hike. This hike is a very easy walk, one the whole family can do in comfort. Pack breakfast or a do a picnic lunch. The east fork of the Gallatin is also a great place to catch west slope Cutthroat as well. The trail is 1.7 miles round […]

Northern Plains to Push for Landowner Protections, Expansion of Clean Energy


Northern Plains to push for landowner protections, expansion of clean energy in 2015 Legislature Protecting landowner rights and expanding consumers’ access to clean energy, such as solar and wind, lead the list of legislative proposals that the Northern Plains Resource Council hopes to advance during the 2015 Montana Legislature. Some of the legislation already has […]

Carbon County Approves Zone to Protect Landowners


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, […]