Category: Guest Editorial

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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