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Northern Plains Resource Council

Groups gearing up for newest coal fight

Groups gearing up for newest coal fight

Montanans are gearing up for the latest round in the coal wars, with industry supporters trying to protect jobs while environmentalists seek a shift to renewable energy.

July 20, 2014 4:00 am Photos

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NPRC affiliate group forms in Livingston

The Yellowstone Bend Citizens Council is a new community organization focusing on concerns about increased coal and oil trains through Livingston, and moving the community and state toward clean and renewable energy.

June 29, 2014 3:16 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Fast Track wrong deal for Montana ag, workers

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement between the United States, Canada and Mexico. But you won’t see Montanans blowing out candles to celebrate.

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Guest opinion: Good neighbor agreements take 2 sides

Thanks, Gazette editorial board (“Getting along with Beartooth neighbors,” April 3), for highlighting a solution that could resolve community concerns around oil and gas development on the Beartooth Front: a happy medium where a healthy environment and industrial development can coexist, sim…

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Gazette opinion: What’s on Legislature’s agenda for 2015?

The start of the 2015 Montana Legislature is more than nine months and two elections away, but the list of potential legislation is already 76 bills long.

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Guest opinion: Let's protect our coal industry from environmentalists

Montana Elders for a Livable Tomorrow (March 14 guest opinion) sounds like a nice organization. However, along with the Northern Plains Resource Council and Blue Skies Campaign there is one common goal, to stop the production of coal, and that’s not so nice for Montana.

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Belfry well gets public hearing after all

Opponents of a horizontal oil well permitted near Belfry will get their hearing after all.

February 21, 2014 4:44 pmLoading…
Group to discuss Beartooth Front oil and gas development

Group to discuss Beartooth Front oil and gas development

The Northern Plains Resource Council will hold a mixer Thursday evening to talk about efforts to prevent oil and gas development in the Beartooth Front.

February 11, 2014 1:55 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Montana officials should seek facts on coal exports

Just who is Montana Attorney General Tim Fox working for anyway?

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Guest opinion: Don't 'Bakkenize' Montana's Beartooth Front

On Oct. 24, Energy Corporation of America CEO John Mork announced plans to expand development of oil and gas leases along the Beartooth and Bighorn mountains. He envisions bringing “the Bakken to the Big Horns [and the Beartooths] … and fundamentally changing these areas the way it has chang…

November 26, 2013 4:53 pmLoading…
Groups rally for Montana inclusion in Army Corps' environmental assessment

Groups rally for Montana inclusion in Army Corps' environmental assessment

About 50 people took part in a “No Coal Export” rally Saturday morning in downtown Billings.

November 16, 2013 4:01 pm Video Photos

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Conservation group, NPRC, meets Friday, Saturday

The 24th annual meeting of the Northern Plains Resource Council is set for Friday and Saturday with several events open to the public. 

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Montanans eye Washington's GMO food fight

Montanans eye Washington's GMO food fight

An Election Day food fight in the state of Washington has captured the interest of Montanans favoring labels for food with genetically modified ingredients.

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Protesters line up against Beartooth Front drilling plans

Protesters line up against Beartooth Front drilling plans

Nearly 1,300 people have signed an online petition protesting plans by a Denver energy company to develop up to 50 oil-and-gas wells around Roscoe and more wells in the Big Horn Basin of Montana and Wyoming.

October 30, 2013 5:15 am Photos

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Chinese activist to introduce film dealing with coal polution in China

Chinese activist to introduce film dealing with coal polution in China

If the size of the crowd gathered Tuesday to hear Chinese pollution activist Lifeng Fang is an indication of public interest in pollution caused by coal, a four-minute film at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival Friday night should be a hit.

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Country of origin meat labels survive court challenge

A U.S. District Judge has upheld stricter labeling rules for beef, pork, lamb and goat by rejecting the meat industry’s request for a preliminary injunction.

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Chinese environmentalist talks on coal pollution

Chinese environmentalist talks on coal pollution

Lifeng Fang, a Chinese environmentalist, will speak about coal-caused pollution at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Room 231 at Morledge-Kimball Hall at Rocky Mountain College.

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Wild & Scenic Film Festival moves to Babcock Theatre

The Northern Plains Resource Council is holding its fifth annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival at a new venue this year — the historic Babcock Theatre in downtown Billings.

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Guest opinion: Mine management honors good neighbor agreement

The success of the Good Neighbor Agreement is proof that strong environmental protection and cooperation with local communities make good economic sense.

April 08, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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