Action Alert: Time is running out. Please help.

This is my last fundraising post on this project. Please help put us over the top. This video is important, and as a community we need to make it happen.

To review: A critical part of our campaign is making sure the community understands how expanded oil drilling along the Beartooth Front will change our way of life. It will trample on individual rights, endanger our water, and fundamentally change our community. Contribute_ButtonThe purpose of the video is to explain this through the words of people who have experienced drilling elsewhere, who live in this community and understand what makes it special, and who understand the law and the business of oil and gas drilling.

The purpose is not to stop drilling. It is to make sure it is done right. We cannot expect help from outside; local action is the only option open to us to make sure our rights and community are preserved.

We plan to make the video this month, and have it ready in July. We have professional videographers, a pilot, and the volunteer time of many people blocked to get it done. The entire budget for this project, because of the volunteer work of our community, is $8,000, a fraction of the cost of what it would cost to do this with outside labor.

We’ve raised $5,415 to date from 56 donors. We’d like to raise the rest this week so we can devote ourselves entirely to making the video next week. Please help, and pass this along to anyone you think might like to contribute.

Why you should contribute:

  1. You are a member of this community and you feel a shared responsibility to keep it the special place it is.
  2. You live elsewhere but you recognize that Montana is a special place and want to support our efforts.
  3. You would really like an awesome T-shirt. Take a look! These are very high quality sublimated shirts (click to enlarge).

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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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2 Responses to Action Alert: Time is running out. Please help.

  1. I think that our purpose is to stop more drilling around the Beartooth Front as much as possible, especially since there is a movement to sell fracked oil and gas overseas which indicates that drilling around the Beartooth is not necessary for our energy independence.

    • davidjkatz says:

      We need to comply with Montana law, but the goal needs to be to protect our land, our water, and individual rights. Above all we need to do this right, on our own terms, rather than the terms of oil and gas corporations.

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