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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…

July 23, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

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…

April 05, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Gazette Opinion: BLM’s nonsensical excuses for blocking Montana drilling

The new Disney movie, “Alice in Wonderland,” opens with Alice falling down a rabbit hole and landing in a nonsensical world where logic is turned upside down and where, as the Cheshire cat comments, “we’re all mad here.”

March 20, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

Guest Opinion: Wildlife, oil development coexist in West

A few years ago, land users breathed a sigh of relief when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service made the decision not to list the greater sage grouse as an endangered species. However, this decision could be short-lived as anti-multiple-use organizations file lawsuits and courts come closer to…

May 11, 2007 11:00 pmLoading…

Guest Opinion: State profits increase from oil, gas development

The motto "The Treasure State" originally appeared in a publication of the Bureau of Agriculture, Labor, and Industry in 1895. The Treasure State was adopted as our motto and was used for over 50 years. Between 1950 and 1966 every license plate issued in Montana bore the moniker "The Treasur…

August 06, 2006 11:00 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Caution — Slow down for emergency vehicles

Anyone who drives an authorized emergency vehicle or police car can tell you, drivers often speed by when they are pulled over without reducing speed or pulling over into the passing lane. This creates a dangerous situation for both vehicles, and the winter conditions we've been experiencing…

February 02, 2004 11:00 pmLoading…

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