Category: Guest Editorial

Big Oil – Don’t Mess with Montana!

January 6, 2015
Donate today to our Indiegogo fundraiser to protect Montana’s land, air, water, and communities from extreme oil development.  Show Goliath that David’s slingshot is mighty. You are needed to win protections in the 2015 Montana Legislature and make sure oil and gas development doesn’t harm Montana!  Citizens like you must ban together to balance the scales at the Legislature to counter the wealthy and ruthless oil and gas lobby.  Please join with us and tell Big Oil – Don’t...
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U.S. plans to shut royalty loophole on coal exports – Reuters, Dec. 19, 2014

December 19, 2014
By Patrick Rucker WASHINGTON - U.S. coal companies will no longer be able to settle royalties at low domestic prices when they make lucrative sales to Asia according to reforms proposed by the Interior Department on Friday. American taxpayers by law are due a 12.5 percent royalty on the sales of millions of tons of coal pulled each year from federal land that mining companies lease. In past years of strong global demand, U.S. miners have been able to...
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Net metering

November 17, 2014
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Special invitation

August 27, 2014
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Plains Speaking

August 7, 2014
Wild & Scenic Film Festival 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12 Babcock Theatre Downtown Billings $10 at door ($8 advance) BILLINGS, Mont. -- A video about oil and gas development in Montana and produced by Billings videographer Eric Warren has caught the attention of Josh Fox (Gasland and Gasland II) and the organizers of a national film festival. Mixing Oil and Water will be featured at Northern Plains Resource Council’s sixth annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival. Mark your calendar for Friday, Sept. 12,...
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Guest opinion: Good neighbor agreements take 2 sides

April 28, 2014
Mary E. Fitzpatrick, PhD, of Billings is a Northern Plains member and former Chair: Thanks, Gazette editorial board (“Getting along with Beartooth neighbors,” April 3), for highlighting a solution that could resolve community concerns around oil and gas development on the Beartooth Front: a happy medium where a healthy environment and industrial development can coexist, similar to the Good Neighbor Agreement with the Stillwater Mining Company. But it’s essential to remember that the Good Neighbor Agreement did not happen...
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Letter: Climate change causes public health emergency

April 21, 2014
The following is written by doctors who are Northern Plains members: As local health professionals who care about the health of our patients and community, we feel responsible to speak out when public health is in danger. Climate change is the greatest threat to human health and survival. We are already seeing direct and indirect effects of injuries and deaths from wildfires, flooding and droughts; extreme heat-related illness; allergies and air pollution-related illness; and climate-sensitive infectious diseases. Given the...
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