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AGRICULTURE: Montana is a better place when family farms and ranches are thriving

Helen and Gordy Waller on their farm near Circle.

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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.

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COAL: From mining to transporting to burning, coal is dirty energy

Blasting at the Rosebud Mine in southeastern Montana

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OIL & GAS: Air quality, groundwater and rural communities are casualties of oil and gas development

Methane flare in the Bakken oil field.

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GOOD NEIGHBOR AGREEMENT: Protecting two important watersheds through cooperation between citizens and a major mining company

East Boulder Mine near Big Timber.

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LEGISLATURE: Our members take an active role in legislation important to Northern Plains

Montana Legislature hearing in the Senate Chambers.

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"Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you."

Montana's Tongue River

- Wendell Berry


Northern Plains organizes Montana citizens to protect our water quality, family farms and ranches, and unique quality of life.


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