Montana Group Condemns Trump’s Pulling U.S. Out of Paris Climate Accord

Montana Group Condemns Trump’s Pulling U.S. Out of Paris Climate Accord   BILLINGS, Mont — President Donald Trump today announced he has decided to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. Under the 2015 accord, the United States had pledged to cut greenhouse gas pollution by about 28% below 2005 levels by 2025. For […]

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 […]

U.S. Department of Ag Comes to Billings; Ranchers Say ‘NO’ to Mandatory Animal ID

  U.S. Department of Ag Comes to Billings; Ranchers Say ‘NO’ to Mandatory Animal ID The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) came to Billings today to get feedback from ranchers on the 2013 Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) program. Many ranchers from across the region said there is no […]

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: […]

Final study released on port that would export Montana, Wyoming coal

  Final study released on port that would export Montana, Wyoming coal   Findings: Proposed coal export terminal in southwest Washington will cause significant and long-lasting harm to people, community, climate, and Columbia River LONGVIEW, Wash. – Today, the Washington State Department of Ecology and Cowlitz County released the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) for […]

Northern Plains Lead Plaintiff In Lawsuit Against Keystone XL Presidential Permit

  Northern Plains Lead Plaintiff In Lawsuit Against Keystone XL Presidential Permit The Northern Plains Resource Council today filed as lead plaintiff in a lawsuit challenging President Trump’s approval of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. The suit was filed in federal district court in Great Falls. The lawsuit has been brought with a coalition […]

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 […]