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Taxpayers Association meets Dec. 5

HELENA — Speakers will discuss health care, oil-and-gas drilling, public pensions and state finances at the 92nd annual meeting of the Montana Taxpayers Association on Dec. 5 in Helena.

November 23, 2013 5:51 pmLoading…
Bullock lifts work time restrictions on drivers to keep fuel flowing

Bullock lifts work time restrictions on drivers to keep fuel flowing

Gov. Steve Bullock on Friday declared an energy emergency that lifts work time restrictions on truck drivers in Eastern Montana, where disrupted fuel supplies have caused hourslong waits at pipeline terminals ahead of a winter storm forecast for this weekend.

October 25, 2013 6:21 pm Photos

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Daines: Endangered Species Act needs fixing

Daines: Endangered Species Act needs fixing

The Endangered Species Act, the nation’s 40-year-old law of last resort for protecting wildlife from extinction, has become an economic roadblock to farmers and the coal and oil industry, witnesses told a congressional field hearing Wednesday.

September 05, 2013 7:00 am Photos

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Stone-Manning grilled at hearing about past environmental activism

Stone-Manning grilled at hearing about past environmental activism

HELENA -- Business and conservation groups testified Monday for the confirmation of state Environmental Quality Director Tracy Stone-Manning, but Republican senators questioned her about past environmental activism.

April 08, 2013 8:36 pmLoading…
Reporter's Notebook: Amid oil-tax debate, there's talk of the 'lie' of an oil boom

Reporter's Notebook: Amid oil-tax debate, there's talk of the 'lie' of an oil boom

HELENA — In last week’s hearing on a bill to raise Montana’s minuscule production tax on new oil-and-gas wells to help pay for impacts from booming oil development, we heard this statement: “There is no oil boom in Eastern Montana.”

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Pipeline delay panned by Montana politicians

HELENA — Montana politicians and representatives of the petroleum industry and labor all criticized the Obama administration for postponing a decision on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline until after the 2012 election.

November 11, 2011 7:40 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: Build pipeline to supply U.S. with friendly fuel

Gazette opinion: Build pipeline to supply U.S. with friendly fuel

The proposed Keystone XL pipeline is not a risk-free project. However, there are risks in not building this oil pipeline from Alberta to Texas.

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Guest opinion: Prostesters aim to cut state's oil supply, revenue

The Earth First troop took a break from their planned annual meeting on July 12 over near Missoula to come and create a scene at the governor’s office. Not only did they show disrespect for the governor, his office and the people of Montana, they are dead wrong in their demands. The obstruct…

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Rehberg rapped for backing oil industry tax breaks

Rehberg rapped for backing oil industry tax breaks

HELENA — Democrats are blasting away at U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg, R-Mont., as a patsy for “big oil,” rapping him for not supporting repeal of oil-industry tax breaks, even as oil corporations rake in big profits.

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Guest opinion: U.S. should invest in plan to develop its oil and gas

The only remarkable thing about President Obama’s new energy plan, unveiled at Georgetown University last week, is that it blames the oil and natural gas industry for not developing existing leases fast enough. For those of us in the Montana oil and gas business who have spent three years be…

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A piece of the oil action

A piece of the oil action

The secret has been well-kept until now, but Central Montana is sitting on an oil field that some suggest could be a mini-Bakken, the boom that turned western North Dakota into the country’s top oil play.

March 06, 2011 12:10 am Photos

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Shortage of skilled workers foreseen

GREAT FALLS — Concerned about the graying of its work force, three Billings-area oil refineries persuaded Montana State University Billings College of Technology to create a two-year program in process-plant technology.

February 08, 2010 11:20 pmLoading…

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