Jane’s Report from the NPRC Meeting

From Jane, our feet on the ground in Billings:

I’ve been to the NPRC annual meeting. To my surprise there was almost no mention of the Beartooth project. In their defense, the NPRC has been preparing on a number of fronts for this meeting, and the fracking came up only within the past few weeks. NPRC seems to be spread pretty thin — there were resolutions and presentations on electrical power generation, voting registration, the Keystone XL Pipeline, a proposed change in the primary election system, a moratorium on federal coal leasing, privatization of state water resources, water rights in relation to oil and gas development, family farms and ranches and food supplies, coal development, planned giving and the right to vote movement. On the plus side, I talked to organizers in Red Lodge and Billings who are putting together a steering committee for the Beartooth project and said I’d like to be involved. Meeting coming up within the next few weeks. Also got permission to add two names to appropriate e-mail chains  — both are women David has talked to and who were pleased to be included. I think inviting them to the blog is a much better idea, and I’ll do that if you all agree.

The Yellowstone Valley Citizens Council is another one I plan to join. It’s been described to me as Billings people who own second homes around Red Lodge — an important target group.
That’s all for now from your faithful correspondent.
Note from David: Thanks Jane. The blog should be open to the public. Please feel free to give the address to anyone.

About davidjkatz

The Moses family has lived on the Stillwater River since 1974, when George and Lucile Moses retired and moved to the Beehive from the Twin Cities. They’re gone now, but their four daughters (pictured at left, on the Beehive) and their families continue to spend time there, and have grown to love the area. This blog started as an email chain to keep the family informed about the threat of increased fracking activity in the area, but the desire to inform and get involved led to the creation of this blog.
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1 Response to Jane’s Report from the NPRC Meeting

  1. David says:

    Thanks for the report!

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