Category: Guest Editorial

Letter: Tell legislators to reform Board of Oil and Gas to defend Beartooths from fracking – Ravalli Republic, March 30, 2014

April 1, 2014
The Red Lodge area has been described as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park, nestled in the beautiful Beartooth Mountains. Come experience hiking, fishing and exploring among Montana’s highest mountain peaks. See the astonishing wildlife. This area offers extraordinary beauty and Western hospitality. Not only is this one of Montana’s shining stars as far as tourism goes, but here, farmers and ranchers can produce healthy crops and livestock by utilizing our pristine water system and rich soil. But how...
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Defend the Beartooth Front

November 19, 2013
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Win This Quilt!

October 4, 2013
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Guest opinion: Time to reform federal coal leasing – Billings Gazette, Sept. 1, 2013

September 3, 2013
By Mark Squillace and Tom Sanzillo We recently visited with elected leaders, industry officials and concerned citizens from Montana and Wyoming to discuss coal and money. Our message is simple and clear. The federal lease program run by the Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management is shortchanging the public budgets in both states. When Montana and Wyoming are shortchanged by the federal government, the residents of each state pay for it through higher taxes or less money...
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Guest opinion: COOL makes sense for U.S. ranchers, consumers – The Billings Gazette, July 15, 2013

July 15, 2013
By Gilles Stockton It has been a long 12-year roller coaster ride to get Country of Origin Labeling for meat enacted and actually implemented. After our COOL law was challenged by Canada and Mexico in the World Trade Organization, the Obama Administration countered with an even stronger labeling requirement – clearly stating where the meat was born, raised, and slaughtered. These are the requirements that we livestock producers were all in favor of in the first place and...
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Guest column: Montana’s renewable energy remains bright in wake of ’13 session – Bozeman Daily Chronicle, May 28, 2013

May 28, 2013
"Montana’s renewable energy remains bright in wake of ‘13 session" By Jeff L. Fox Montana’s promising future as a producer of renewable energy remains bright, thanks in part to Gov. Steve Bullock and his success in defending energy standards and development policies that put people to work while improving our energy supply. The recently concluded 2013 legislative session saw a flurry of bills dealing with – and sometimes attacking – renewable energy development. The governor vetoed three misguided...
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Guest opinion: PSC sides with polluters, not public health – Helena Independent Record, May 22, 2013

May 22, 2013
By Dr. Georgia Milan Dr. Robert Merchant The recent action by the Montana Public Service Commission to oppose standards for carbon pollution from power plants is the wrong prescription for better health. By siding with those who would weaken, block or unjustly delay the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from fully implementing the Clean Air Act, the PSC puts polluters ahead of the public. America’s coal-fired pollutants are the nation’s most significant industrial source of smog-forming emissions, including ozone....
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Guest opinion: Agriculture could lose out with expanded coal mining, shipping – Billings Gazette, May 11, 2013

May 13, 2013
By Arlo Skari Montanans are no strangers to conflict over coal. It was four decades ago when multinational mining companies began buying coal seams in southeastern Montana, and sparked debate with ranchers concerned for grazing lands and water. Today ranchers in the region are again worried about expansion of coal operations. Many now have years of experience with the damage the industry does to clean water. But there’s another important difference today: how much farther concerns about coal...
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