AGRICULTURE: Montana is a better place to live when family farms and ranches are thriving.
Helen & Gordy Waller at their farm near Circle.
LANDOWNER RIGHTS: Corporations should not be allowed to run roughshod over landowners
Mark Fix surveys his pastures and calving grounds in the Tongue River Valley near Miles City.
OIL & GAS: Click here to watch our video "Mixing Oil and Water." Air, water and rural communities are casualties of oil and gas development
Plains Speaking Blog
I’m a rancher near Glendive, and I live just downstream from Montana’s first radioactive oil waste facility.
What’s radioactive oil waste? During the drilling process, radioactive material buried within the earth is brought to the surface. Oil and gas producers end up not only with oil and natural gas, but also with radioactive produced water, sludge, filter socks, and even radioactive pipes and processing equipment.
It’s not the product they bargained for. It’s also a particularly tough one to get rid of. You can’t bury it onsite, nor can you bury it at any landfills in North Dakota.read more »
Northern Plains Resource Council offers a number of publications, including fact sheets, the Plains Truth newsletter, legislative bulletins, special reports and more.read more »
- Report: Carbon capture and sequestration expensive, inefficient, unreliable – June 20, 2017 »
- Letter: Embrace clean energy – Billings Gazette, June 18, 2017 »
- Letter: Trump climate decision ‘against medical advice’ – Billings Gazette, June 18, 2017 »
- Trump’s war on coal states: – Slate, June 15, 2017 »
- Letter: Radioactive oil waste disposal rules too lax – Billings Gazette, May 20, 2017 »
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