Taking care of the land is a core value here in Montana. The beautiful open prairie in Wolf Point, where I live, embodies what it means to live in Big Sky country, and there is no place I would rather be.
HELENA — NorthWestern Energy’s proposed purchase of 12 hydro-electric dams in Montana could impose up to $800 million of excess costs on electric ratepayers the next 15 years, unless more risk is shifted to the company, a consumer expert says.
HELENA — Montana’s newest U.S. senator, Democrat John Walsh, tried Thursday to pass the bill protecting the North Fork of the Flathead River from mineral development, but a trio of Republican senators blocked the move.
GREAT FALLS — Construction crews working on the 10 megawatt Fairfield Wind Generation Project have braved cold and snow to prepare the site north of Fairfield for the installation of six wind turbines to harness the steady winds that blow out of the southwest.
After a century or two of obscurity, the sage grouse has been getting a lot of attention lately. It’s not just about sage grouse, but where it lives and what it presents: Montana’s healthy sagebrush habitats.
An aerial view shows the Industrial Heartland Complex, a 200,000-acre development dedicated to oil, chemical and related industries in Alberta, Canada. Nine Wyoming lawmakers toured the location to explore the benefits of bringing an energy “mega campus” to the state.
Montana’s raw beauty and wide-open spaces are inexorably joined to harsh conditions like these recent minus 30 temperatures. Such dangerous conditions mean that neighbors sometimes have to work together just to survive even when they have a history of past conflicts. Maybe this is why Montan…
Sen. Max Baucus has one major piece of unfinished business he’s scrambling to complete before he officially leaves office. Last year, he took on the mammoth task of completely overhauling our nation’s tax structure — an undertaking that is sorely needed to help our economy and create jobs. M…
As Benjamin Franklin once said, “When you are done changing, you’re done.” Change should be embraced, and as a community we can lead the change we want to see.
BISMARCK, N.D. — Wildlife officials hope to move as many as 60 greater sage grouse from Montana to North Dakota over the next two years to boost a waning population.
WASHINGTON — “The thing about money is that when you have it you don’t need it and when you need it you don’t have it,” my grandfather used to tell me. He could have said the same thing about wind power. It’s most abundant when demand for energy is lowest and least abundant when demand is highest.
Gov. Steve Bullock on Wednesday defended his veto of a bill that would have provided up to $15 million in financial assistance to Eastern Montana counties feeling the effects of rapid energy development.
The debate continues about climate change. Is it a natural phenomenon? Is it man-induced? Most likely, it is a combination of both but to what degree? Even if it is partly man-induced, the U.S. must take the lead in developing technologies that can achieve a dramatic decline in carbon emissi…
WASHINGTON — Can increasing American energy exploration improve our economy? Yes, but more to the point, it’s already happening.
CHEYENNE — Wyoming lawmakers are considering creating a way to offer grants to areas affected by energy development.
CHEYENNE — The Wyoming House gave initial approval Wednesday to legislation that would provide funding to local governments impacted by energy booms and declines.
HELENA — Business groups turned out Wednesday to support a Republican senator’s bill to further reduce the state’s property tax on business equipment.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead received a nice surprise shortly after he was elected. It was Ultra Petroleum's $1 million gift toward construction of the University of Wyoming Energy Engineering Research Facility.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Petroleum producers in southeastern New Mexico are on track to pump out 80 million barrels of oil this year — numbers that haven't been seen since the 1970s.
I have the privilege of serving as chair of the Billings Chamber of Commerce/Convention and Visitors Bureau, where one of our interests is in improving the quality of life in our city, region and state for all of our citizens and businesses. When I say quality of life, I mean it in the broad…