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Energy Independence

Guest opinion: Drilling IT benefits economy, environment

Credit for the continuing success of America’s shale oil and gas boom goes primarily to new technology and new applications of existing technology.

June 16, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Zinke says he’d cut regulatory barriers for business

HELENA — If elected, Republican U.S. House candidate Ryan Zinke told local Republicans Tuesday that he would work to remove government barriers that impede businesses and push for energy independence.

March 04, 2014 9:48 pm
Montana Energy 2014 to feature energy advocates, executives

Montana Energy 2014 to feature energy advocates, executives

Author Robert Bryce, who has written about the rise and fall of Enron and is a frequent critic of green energy and the goal of energy independence, will join a host of energy company executives as keynote speakers for Montana Energy 2014, a conference and trade show April 2-3 at MetraPark.

March 01, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
West Virginia joins Montana, Kansas in fight over EPA greenhouse gas rules

West Virginia joins Montana, Kansas in fight over EPA greenhouse gas rules

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia's governor and attorney general are joining two other states that are seeking to challenge federal environmental rules on greenhouse gas emissions.

May 24, 2013 6:24 pmLoading…
State Dept: No major objections to Keystone XL pipeline

State Dept: No major objections to Keystone XL pipeline

WASHINGTON — The State Department on Friday raised no major objections to the Keystone XL oil pipeline and said other options to get the oil from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries are worse for climate change.

March 01, 2013 4:35 pmLoading…
Guest opinion: Montana has great wind energy potential — for power and jobs

Guest opinion: Montana has great wind energy potential — for power and jobs

Right now, hundreds of jobs in our state are at risk because Congress has not renewed the production tax credit for wind energy — a 2.2-cent-per-megawatt tax incentive that levels the playing field for wind against other forms of energy.

September 08, 2012 12:05 amLoading…
Bakken oilman says energy independence is possible

Bakken oilman says energy independence is possible

A billionaire oilman who is widely credited for jump-starting the Bakken oil boom in North Dakota and Montana says energy independence for the United States is no longer a pipe dream.

March 22, 2012 9:30 pmLoading…

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