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 […]

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 […]

Guest editorial: Rep. Zinke should embrace stewardship at Interior

    Guest editorial: Rep. Zinke should embrace stewardship at Interior By Mark Fix Secretaries of the Interior are called to be public stewards. On behalf of all Americans, they oversee our great national heritage of forests, grasslands, fisheries, national parks, wildlife, waterways, and mineral wealth. Congressman Ryan Zinke, if approved for his nomination to […]

Northern Plains reacts to Washington State’s denial of lands lease for proposed Longview coal export terminal

  Northern Plains reacts to Washington State’s denial of lands lease for proposed Longview coal export terminal In response to Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark’s announcement that he is rejecting a proposal from the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminals coal export facility to sublease state-owned aquatic lands on the Columbia River west of […]

Montana citizen group responds to Trump appointment to head Interior Dept.

  Montana citizen group responds to Trump appointment to head Interior Dept. Beth Kaeding of Bozeman, past chair of the Northern Plains Resource Council, issued the following statement of behalf of Northern Plains on the announcement that Rep. Ryan Zinke has been offered the position of Secretary of the Interior:   “Congressman Zinke has worked […]